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.

Ipomoea carnea Jacq. subsp. fistulosa (Mart. ex Choisy) D.Austin

Frost tender erect shrub with elongated lance-shaped leaves and funnel-shaped pink to pink-purple flowers, to 8cm long and 12cm in diameter in summer.  To 2.5m.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Ipomoea carnea, with red flowers, was introduced to Britain in 1820.

History at Camden Park

The identity of this plant is uncertain.  Only listed in the 1843 catalogue.


Recorded as a weed in parts of Western Australia.

Published Oct 05, 2009 - 01:52 PM | Last updated Jul 16, 2010 - 03:28 PM

Family Convolvulaceae
Region of origin

Tropical Central and South America

  • Ipomoea fistulosa Mart. ex Choisy
Common Name

Morning Glory Tree

Name in the Camden Park Record

Ipomoea flexuosa 

Confidence level low