Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Clematis viticella L. var. rubra

See Clematis viticella L. for information on the species.  Clematis viticella rubra is probably the red-flowered form mentioned in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine [BM t.565/1802].  ‘Rubra grandiflora’, with large, carmine flowers, is still commonly grown [Hortus].  This form was figured in Flore des Serres [FS p.20/1874] and is used as illustration here.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.328/1843].


Published Mar 05, 2010 - 11:31 AM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 05:52 PM

Two clematis are illustrated, with small red flowers (viticella rubra) and large blue flowers.  Flore des Serres p.20, 1874.

Clematis viticella L. var. rubra grandiflora | FS p.20/1874 | BHL.  Two clematis are illustrated,  hybrid with large blue flowers and viticella rubra grandiflora with red flowers.

Family Ranunculaceae
Region of origin

Southern Europe

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Clematis viticella rubra 

Confidence level high