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.

Dahlia ‘British Queen’

‘White, edged with rosy lilac, outline good, centre well up.’  First offered to the public in 1853.  [FC p.37/1853].  ‘Dahlias expected to be extensively cultivated this year include “British Queen”.’  [Gard. Chron. 1853].

Horticultural & Botanical History

For more information on the botanical and horticultural history of the Florist’s Dahlia see Dahlia pinnata Cav.

History at Camden Park

Listed in Addenda to the 1857 catalogue [A.34/1857].


Published Apr 21, 2009 - 04:10 PM | Last updated Sep 26, 2011 - 08:54 AM

Family Asteraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably England

Common Name

Florists’ Dahlia

Name in the Camden Park Record

Dahlia British Queen 

Confidence level high