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 Turville & Smith’s ‘Cleopatra’

‘Cleopatra’ […] ‘a good variety’ bred by Turville and Smith, was recommended by The Gardeners' Chronicle.  [Gard. Chron. 1846].  It was a ‘light coloured’ fuchsia, which at that time usually meant that the tube and sepals were whitish and the corolla a shade of crimson.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.463/1850].  Obtained from Kew Gardens, brought out from England by Captain P. P. King in 1849.  Regarded by Macarthur as new to the colony.  [ML A1980-3].


Published Aug 12, 2009 - 05:21 PM | Last updated Sep 05, 2011 - 02:26 PM

Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia Cleopatra 

Confidence level high