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 Harrison’s ‘Goldfinch’

It is figured in the Floricultural Cabinet with a white tube and sepals, the latter tipped with green and well reflexed, and a bright red corolla shaded with orange.  [FC p.226/1843].

Horticultural & Botanical History

I have no data on the origins of ‘Goldfinch’.  A fuchsia of this name is still available today but this plant is described as single with a purplish-magenta corolla and sepals of dull scarlet, a description not consistent with that given in the Floricultural Cabinet.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.479/1857].


Published Aug 16, 2009 - 03:16 PM | Last updated Sep 03, 2011 - 04:41 PM

Figured is a fuchsia with white tube and green-tipped sepals, and orang corolla.  Floricultural Cabinet p.226, 1843.

Fuchsia ‘Goldfinch’  | FC p.226/1843 | RBGS.  'Goldfinch' is the fuchsia to the right of the tulip.


Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia Goldfinch


Confidence level high