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 ‘Robert Bruce’

Among the prize takers at the great exhibition of dahlias held in Edinburgh, was ‘Robert Bruce’.  [Gard. Chron. 1855].  It was also a prize winner at the Grand National Dahlia Show, Sept. 23 and 24, 1858.  [Gard. Chron. 1858].  I have found no description.

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.25/1857].


Published Apr 21, 2009 - 03:14 PM | Last updated Sep 26, 2011 - 09:28 AM

Family Asteraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably England or Scotland

Common Name

Florists’ Dahlia

Name in the Camden Park Record

Dahlia Robert Bruce 

Confidence level medium