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.

Myrtus communis L. var. romana Mill.

See Myrtus communis L. for more details on the species and its varieties.  Romana has broadly ovate leaves mostly borne in whorls of 3-4.

Horticultural & Botanical History

For additional data see Myrtus communis L.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.695/1850].


Published Jan 18, 2010 - 03:23 PM | Last updated Jan 18, 2010 - 03:27 PM

Family Myrtaceae
Region of origin


  • Myrtus romana Hoffmans. 
Common Name

Roman Myrtle

Name in the Camden Park Record

Myrtus communis v. broad leaved Roman

Confidence level high