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.

Penstemon pallidus Small

Herbaceous erect perennial with tubular white flowers in spring and early summer.  To 60cm.  [Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium –].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No specific data.  The designation Penstemon pallidum novum probably just denotes newly introduced.

History at Camden Park

Seeds ordered from Hurst and McMullen, Seedsmen and Florists of London, on 8th April 1846.  [MP A2933-1 p.132].  This is the only record.


Published Sep 24, 2009 - 03:29 PM | Last updated Feb 18, 2010 - 05:19 PM

Family Scrophulariaceae
Region of origin

Eastern and south eastern North America

Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Penstemon pallidum novum 

Confidence level high