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 Henderson’s ‘Prime Minister’

Edward George Henderson of St. John’s Wood, offered ‘Prime Minister’, a fuchsia of his own breeding, for sale in 'The Gardeners Chronicle' of 1851: ‘Bright, glossy crimson sepals, short and good tube, crimson purple corolla, good habit. A handsome well reflexed variety, that will give much satisfaction.’

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.491/1857].


Published Aug 18, 2009 - 05:24 PM | Last updated Sep 01, 2011 - 04:36 PM

Family Onagraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Fuchsia Prime minister 

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