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. purpurea

‘Brugmansia purpurea’ was probably a purple-flowered form of Datura metel L., which see.  I have found no specific reference to this plant.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.177/1843].


Published Feb 27, 2010 - 01:59 PM | Last updated Jun 14, 2011 - 03:34 PM

Family Solanaceae
Region of origin

Tropics, but possibly of garden origin

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Brugmansia purpurea 

Confidence level low