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.

Dendranthema x grandiflorum ‘Tasselled Lilac’

A cultivar of Dendranthema x grandiflorum Kitam. Tassel flowered chrysanthemum.  ‘A middle-sized, a rather tall plant, of very great beauty, and one of the most desirable of the whole group, having very showy tasselled flowers, five inches or more in expanse, very numerous, early, and elegantly drooping from their weight, but they often show a disk.’  [FC p.73/1833].

Horticultural & Botanical History

For general information on the botanical and horticultural history of the Florists’ chrysanthemum see Dendranthema x grandiflorum Kitam.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [H.73/1845].


Published Apr 15, 2009 - 04:43 PM | Last updated Aug 28, 2011 - 04:39 PM

Family Asteraceae
Region of origin

East Asia originally but certainly of garden origin in both China and Japan

Common Name

Florists’ chrysanthemum

Name in the Camden Park Record

Chrysanthemum sinense Tasselled lilac

Confidence level high