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 officinalis L. var. elegans

For a description of the species see Paeonia officinalis L..  The variety elegans has yellowish white flowers.  [Gard. Chron. 1856].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Paeonia elegans was recognised and grown in the Victorian era but I have found no recent references to this plant.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [B.389/1850].


Published Jan 29, 2010 - 11:53 AM | Last updated Jan 29, 2010 - 11:55 AM

Family Paeoniaceae
Region of origin


  • Paeonia elegans Sabine ex Salm-Dyke
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Paeonia elegans 

Confidence level high