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 hederacea Jacq. var. dillenii

Annual climber with cordate, 3-lobed leaves and blue or pale purple flowers.  [RHSD. Hortus].  I have been unable to discover how dillenii differs from the type.  See also Ipomoea hederacea Jacq.

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1729.  [PD].

History at Camden Park

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


Pharbitis dillenii G.Don (1838), Ipomoea bicolor Lam. (syn.), described from the tropics of Africa, may be the same plant.

Published Oct 05, 2009 - 02:56 PM | Last updated Jul 16, 2010 - 03:34 PM

Family Convolvulaceae
Region of origin

Tropical Regions

  • Pharbitis hederacea (Jacq.) Choisy var. dillenii
  • Convolvulus nil L.
  • Ipomoea caerulea Roxb. ex Ker-Gawl.
  • Ipomoea dillenii Roem. & Schult. 
Common Name

Ivy Leaved Morning Glory

Name in the Camden Park Record

Ipomoea Dilleniana 

Confidence level high