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 Storey’s ‘Multiplex’

‘Multiplex’, Storey, 1850.  ‘Tube and sepals bright crimson, well reflexed. corolla deep-purple and very double, resembling a double violet.’  [FC p.267/1851].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

Veitch and Sons of Exeter offered ‘Multiplex’ for sale in The Gardeners Chronicle of 1850: ‘This, as the name designates, is another double corolla flower, but perfectly distinct from Duplex.  The tube and sepals are bright crimson, and well reflexed, shewing to a great advantage the intense purple corolla, which, for doubleness, resembles a large double violet.  It is a very free bloomer, and a variety that was greatly admired by those parties who saw it in flower.’  FS p.154 vol.10/1855.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.488/1857].


Published Aug 18, 2009 - 05:02 PM | Last updated Sep 01, 2011 - 04:44 PM

Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia multiplex 

Confidence level high