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.

Primula sinensis ‘Fimbriata’

A cultivar of Primula sinensis Sabine ex Lindl. See Primula sinensis ‘Purpurea’ for more information.  ‘Fimbriata’ is a form with fringed or crested flowers.  [RHSD].  Paxton's and Johnson's Dictionary both list fimbriata, with fringed petals, in both white and rose.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [H.203/1843].


Published Oct 14, 2009 - 05:09 PM | Last updated Sep 05, 2011 - 04:51 PM

Family Primulaceae
Region of origin

China, but this form probably of garden origin

Common Name

Chinese primrose

Name in the Camden Park Record

Primula sinensis fimbriata 

Confidence level high