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.

Iberis lagascana DC.

I have found no description of Iberis lagascana.  Information given here is for Iberis carnosa.  The given synonyms suggest that Iberis lagascana is a closely related species or a sub-species.

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘Among the signs of a more healthy state of feeling on the subject of horticulture, which we have noticed during the past year, has been the increased taste for hardy perennials and alpine plants; and we are glad to find that they are receiving from our leading societies the attention which they deserve, but which has been so much directed of late years to the more vulgar but showy style of gardening.  There is certainly no firm in England which has devoted more attention to these most desirable plants than the well-known one of Messrs. Backhouse and Son, of York, to whom we are indebted tor the opportunity of figuring the charming little gem Iberis carnosa. […] Iberis carnosa is a very dwarf, fleshy-leaved species, from the valleys of the Pyrenees, with showy heads of shaded purplish-rose and white flowers, sometimes so large as nearly to eclipse the whole plant, which is frequently not more than two inches high.  It was awarded a first class certificate by the Floral Committee of the Royal Horticultural Society when exhibited last spring.’  [Floral Magazine pl.379/1868].

History at Camden Park

Seed order to Hurst and McMullen, Seedsmen and Florists of London, on 8th April 1846.  [MP A2933-1, p.132]. 


Published Oct 01, 2009 - 04:30 PM | Last updated Jul 15, 2010 - 04:47 PM

Family Brassicaceae
Region of origin


  • Iberis carnosa Willd. subsp. lagascana (DC.) Mateo & R.Figuerola Lamata
  • Iberis ciliata All. subsp. lagascana (DC.) Bolòs & Vigo
  • Iberis pruitii subsp. lagascana (DC.) T.M.Losa España & S.Rivas Goday
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Iberis lagascanica 

Confidence level high