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.

Dianthus splendens unidentified

Unidentified Dianthus species, probably a nursery name for an improved form of a common species.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.


History at Camden Park

Seed order to Hurst and McMullen, Seedsmen and Florists of London, on 8th April 1846.  [MP A2933-1, p.132].


Published Sep 21, 2009 - 08:00 AM | Last updated Aug 25, 2011 - 04:19 PM

Family Caryophyllaceae
Region of origin

Not known, but probably of garden origin

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Dianthus splendens 

Confidence level low