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.

Hibiscus syriacus L. var. purpurea plena

For information on the species see Hibiscus syriacus L. var. alba simplexPurpurea plena is a form with double red to purple flowers.  [PD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.556/1843].


Published Jan 13, 2010 - 12:04 PM | Last updated Jan 13, 2010 - 12:09 PM

Family Malvaceae
Region of origin

China to India

Common Name

Shrubby althaea

Name in the Camden Park Record

Hibiscus Syriacus purpurea plena 

Confidence level high