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 ‘Don Giovanni’

‘Dark variety; shown at the Vauxhall Gardens show.  [Gard. Chron. 1851].  ‘Flowers very large, tube and sepals crimson, corolla purple-violet.  A noble variety.’ Seen growing at Kew.  [FC p.225/1852].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

Listed only in an addendum to the 1857 catalogue [A.39/1857].


Published Aug 14, 2009 - 05:08 PM | Last updated Sep 03, 2011 - 04:51 PM

Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Probably garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia Don Giovanni 

Confidence level high