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 indicum ‘Cleopatra’

A cultivar of Rhododendron indicum Sweet. This azalea is listed as good garden varieties by later editions of Paxton's Dictionary but without description.  I have found no other description.

Horticultural & Botanical History

For more information on Indica Azaleas see Rhododendron indicum Sweet.  

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [T.88/1857].


Published Jun 07, 2009 - 04:53 PM | Last updated Jul 21, 2011 - 11:04 AM

Family Ericaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably England or Belgium

  • Azalea ‘Cleopatra’ Hort.


Common Name

Indica Azalea

Name in the Camden Park Record

Azalea Indica Cleopatra 

Confidence level medium