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 horsfalliae Hook.

Tender, evergreen twiner, the leaves with usually five, lanceolate leaflets, the flowers tubular-trumpet-shaped, a very deep, rich, rose colour.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

‘In so extensive a Genus as the present, and where many of the species are necessarily very imperfectly described it behoves us to constitute new ones with great caution: and it is not until after a careful comparison of the present individual, unquestionably one of the most beautiful, with all the descriptions to which I have had access, and with a most extensive collection of the Genus in my Herbarium, that I have considered it to be new, and have given it the name of the lady to whose kindness I am indebted for the drawing. The seeds were received by Charles Horsfall, either from Africa or from the East Indies, and raised by his very skillful gardener, Mr. Henry Evans, at Everton, where the plants produced their lovely blossoms in great profusion during the months of December and January (1833-4), a season when so gay a visitor is particularly welcome to the stove.’  [BM t.3315/1834].

History at Camden Park

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


Ipomoea horsfalliae Hort. (1885) = Ipomoea ternata Jacq.

Published Oct 05, 2009 - 03:07 PM | Last updated Jul 16, 2010 - 03:27 PM

Figured are palmate leaves and deep rose, tubular trumpet-shaped flowers.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine t.3315, 1834.

Ipomoea horsfalliae Hook. | BM t.3315/1834 | BHL

Family Convolvulaceae
Region of origin

Tropical regions

Common Name

Cardinal Creeper, Prince?s Vine, Kuiho Vine

Name in the Camden Park Record

Ipomoea Horsfalli 

Confidence level high