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.

Linum album Kotschy ex Boiss.

No description at present.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.

History at Camden Park

The only reference is a handwritten note in an 1850 catalogue in the Mitchell Library collection.  [MP A2947A].  It is probable that this plant was grown at this time.


Perhaps a more likely identification is a white form of a species such as austriacum or perenne, or, most likely, grandiflorum, a very variable species which see.  A modern white cultivar is ‘Bright eyes’, with brownish-red eyes.  [RHSE, Hortus].  

Published Feb 10, 2009 - 04:35 PM | Last updated Jul 25, 2010 - 04:33 PM

Family Linaceae
Region of origin


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Linum album 

Confidence level low