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 coccinea L. var. luteola (Jacq.) House

Frost tender climber with heart-shaped, hairless leaves and orange-red flowers with a yellow centre.  See Ipomoea coccinea L. for more details of the species.

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1759.  [JD].  Jacq. IPR pl.35/1791-1793.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1857 catalogue as Ipomoea lutea [T.579/1857].  This plant may be Ipomoea brownii Roem. & Schult., which see. Ipomoea brownii is perhaps a more likely identification.


Ipomoea lutea Hemsl. (1879) from Mexico, is not Macarthur’s plant.

Published Mar 09, 2009 - 05:02 PM | Last updated Jul 16, 2010 - 03:29 PM

Illustrated are the heart shaped leaves and orange-yellow flowers.  Jacq. IPR pl.35/1791-1793.

Ipomoea coccinea var. luteola (Jacq.) House | Jacq. IPR pl.35/1791-1793 | BHL 

Family Convolvulaceae
Region of origin


  • Ipomoea luteola Jacq.
  • Quamoclit luteola G.Don
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record
  • Ipomoea lutea
Confidence level low