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.

Pelargonium ‘Carlos’

A Florists' Geranium. A large, even flower, of good shape, dark top and rosy bottom petals and clean white centre.  ‘A noble flower for exhibition.’  Bred by Mr. Hoyle of Regalia.  [Gard. Chron. 1853]. ‘Carlos’ featured heavily in shows in 1858.  [Gard. Chron. 1858].


Horticultural & Botanical History

For more information on the botanical and horticultural history of the Florist’s Geranium see Pelargonium cultivars.  


History at Camden Park

Listed only in an addendum to the 1857 catalogue [A.50/1857].



Published Jan 29, 2009 - 03:24 PM | Last updated Oct 01, 2011 - 04:53 PM

Figured is a geranium with perfectly circular flowers, the petals dark at the top, pink at the bottom and white in the centre.

Pelargonium Foster's ‘Gypsy Bride’ | FC p.193/1849 | BHL. The Florists’ Geranium ‘Carlos’ must have looked something like this.


Family Geraniaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name

Florists’ Geranium

Name in the Camden Park Record

Geranium Carlos 


Confidence level high