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.

Fuchsia Banks’ ‘Glory’

‘First Class Certificates were awarded to Mr. Smith for 2 seedling Fuchsias, Glory (Banks’); a fine variety, with scarlet tube and sepals well reflexed, of good substance, corolla violet purple, smooth and even on the edge and stout.’  Report of the National Floricultural Society summer show.  [Gard. Chron. June 19th, 1852].

Horticultural & Botanical History

George Smith of Islington placed a large advertisement in The Gardeners Chronicle [Gard. Chron. 1853] extolling the virtues of the Fuchsia ‘Glory’ sold by him but bred by Banks, quoting in part from the Gardener’s Journal: ‘Mr. Smith’s Fuchsia ‘Glory’ (Banks’) we have previously discussed, and which we may now safely pronounce as a first rate variety; it is of good habit, the sepals elegantly reflex, and the corolla is like a roll of deep purple violet.’  [Gardener’s Journal, June 12th, 1852].

History at Camden Park

Listed only in an addendum to the 1857 catalogue [A.37/1857].



The Floricultural Cabinet describes Banks’ ‘Glory’ as ‘tube and sepals white, crimson-lake corolla’ which is somewhat at odds with other descriptions.  [FC p.108/1853].


Published Jan 31, 2009 - 05:42 PM | Last updated Nov 27, 2011 - 02:19 PM

2 fuchsias are illustrated, both singles, one with a white and red flower the other purple and red.

Fuchsia Banks’ ‘Glory’ with Henderson’s ‘Duchess of Lancaster’ | Florist and Fruitist p.257/1852 | BHL. ‘Glory’ is the dark coloured flower.

Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia Bank’s glory 


Confidence level high