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’s ‘Nonesuch’

Fuchsia ‘Nonesuch’, Banks, 1852.  It was described as crimson with a dark purple corolla, of good shape and a free bloomer, by C. Turner, the Royal Nursery, Slough, in an advertisement in The Gardeners Chronicle of 1852.  

Horticultural & Botanical History

FS p.149 vol.19/1855.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in an addendum to the 1857 catalogue [A.41/1857].


Published Aug 18, 2009 - 05:12 PM | Last updated Sep 01, 2011 - 04:40 PM

Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia nonesuch 

Confidence level high