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.

Datura metel L. var. elegans

See Datura metel L. for a discussion of the species.  Datura metel is a variable species, this is probably a cultivar or form with improved flowers.  I have found no specific description.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No specific data.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.175/1857].


Published Feb 27, 2010 - 01:55 PM | Last updated Jun 14, 2011 - 03:33 PM

Family Solanaceae
Region of origin

Tropics, but probably of garden origin

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Brugmansia fastuosa elegans 

Confidence level low