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 ‘Imaculata’

Unidentified Gladiolus.  Probably a hybrid but if so it is a very early one.  We can hypothesise that ‘Imaculata’ is a misspelling of ‘Immaculata’, meaning without spots.  Perhaps this indicates a fully self-coloured flower, which would have been unusual at this time.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.


History at Camden Park

Received per ‘Sovereign’ February 1831, the only reference.  [MP A2948-2].


Published Oct 28, 2009 - 05:24 PM | Last updated Aug 05, 2011 - 04:28 PM

Family Iridaceae
Region of origin


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Gladiolus Imaculata 

Confidence level low