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.

Passiflora ‘Blakii’

No description of this cross has been found.

Camden-bred hybrid named for Edmund Blake, convict gardener at Camden Park at this time, possibly hybridised by John Bidwill.  ‘We have raised a considerable batch of seedlings from the crossed Passiflora seed, some of which are now 8 or 10 feet high and beginning to show flower buds.  The most promising looking are Kermesina x caerulea [see Passiflora x floribunda [Macarthur]] and caerulea-racemosa by Kermesina.  There are two other crosses supplied by you from Sydney but we do not know what they are.’  Macarthur to Bidwill, 25th November 1845 [MP A2933-2, p.98]. 

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.718/1857].  Macarthur was in the habit of identifying Camden Park hybrids by a normal type generic name and ilalicised specific name, e.g. ‘Passiflora Blakii’.  In the 1850 and 1857 catalogues six Passifloras are thus identified; Blakii, Camdeni, delicata, elegans, floribunda and Kingiana.


Published Jan 31, 2010 - 12:31 PM | Last updated Aug 04, 2011 - 05:02 PM

Family Passifloraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, Camden Park

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Passiflora Blakii

Confidence level low