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 ‘Diomede’

Camden Park hybrid.  Gladiolus x colvilli x Gladiolus x gandavensis hybrid.  Hybrid no.11 of a cross between Gladiolus x colvilli and G. gandavensis.  ‘No.11.  Diomede.  Colvillo Gandavensis (No.14).  Robust scape, large well shaped flowers, crimson rose like ‘Hero’ with purple blotches on lower lobes.  Good.  1848.  2 large 12 offsets.’  [MP A2948-5].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

‘Diomede’ was not listed in any of the catalogues.  


Published Oct 20, 2009 - 05:30 PM | Last updated Aug 17, 2011 - 03:27 PM

Family Iridaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Gladiolus ‘Diomede’ 

Confidence level high