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.

Rhododendron ‘Bella’

Listed as a good garden variety by later editions of Paxton's Dictionary but I have found no description of this azalea.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.


History at Camden Park

Listed only in an addendum to the 1857 catalogue [A.8/1857].


Published Jun 18, 2009 - 10:11 AM | Last updated Sep 09, 2011 - 02:41 PM

Family Ericaceae
Region of origin

Probably of garden origin, England or Belgium

  • Azalea bella Hort.


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Azalea bella 

Confidence level low