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.

Lupinus species unidentified, yellow variety

Unidentified Lupin.  No description.


Horticultural & Botanical History

This plant, and other unidentified Lupinus species listed in the Hortus, are probably garden cultivars or hybrids, popular for many years.  Lupin species were first introduced to Europe in the 16th century.  Paxton's Dictionary, under Garden varieties of Lupin, comments: ‘These are now very numerous – their colours and names are given in the nurserymen’s catalogues.’ 

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [H.126/1845].


Published Oct 03, 2009 - 04:06 PM | Last updated Aug 17, 2011 - 03:48 PM

Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

unknown, probably North America

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Lupinus species – yellow 

Confidence level low