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 ‘Mary’

Raised in England by John Bidwill before coming to Australia and only listed in the catalogues in 1843.  No description is extant but it was certainly a gandavensis hybrid.  It was probably lost quite early and does not appear to have been used for hybridising in Australia.  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

Only listed in the 1843 catalogue although Bidwill makes a number of references to ‘my Mary’ in subsequent letters.


Published Oct 23, 2009 - 05:04 PM | Last updated Aug 05, 2011 - 04:48 PM

Family Iridaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Gladiolus hybid [sic] Mary 


Confidence level low