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.

Gladiolus (cardinalis x tristis) x (x gandavensis) [#1]

Three way hybrid, (Gladiolus cardinalis x G. tristis) x Gladiolus x gandavensis no.1, described in Macarthur’s notebook no.4 in 1847.  ‘Scape quite [word indistinct probably short] robust, flowers large, all open at once, petals long and pointed, upper of pale orange and scarlet, slightly striped, under partly yellow, tipped with lake and with dark purple feathered blotches.  Good variety.’  [MP A2948-4].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Not listed in any catalogue.


See also named Gladiolus hybrids ‘Prince of Orange’ [2], ‘Brilliant’, ‘Gallus’, ‘Sanguineus’, ‘Victor’.

Published Oct 22, 2009 - 04:44 PM | Last updated Aug 17, 2011 - 02:31 PM

Family Iridaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

(Gladiolus cardinalis x G. tristis) x Gladiolus x gandavensis No.1.

Confidence level high