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.

Paeonia lactiflora Pall. var. rubescens

See Paeonia lactiflora Pall. var. fragrans for a description of the species.  Paeonia albiflora rubescens is described as a form with pink flowers in Paxton’s Dictionary, although it may be synonymous with P. albiflora var. rubra, with ‘very double, dark purple flowers.  This is the variety most common in gardens.’  [Clericus in FC p.47/1842].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Received per ‘Sovereign’ February 1831.  [MP A2948].  It was probably lost before 1843 as it is not listed in the catalogues.


Published Jan 29, 2010 - 01:37 PM | Last updated Jan 29, 2010 - 01:40 PM

Family Paeoniaceae
Region of origin

North and east Asia, but probably of garden origin

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Paeonia rubescens 

Confidence level medium