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 ‘Splendidum’

Probably a hybrid but I have found no description.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.


History at Camden Park

Desideratum to Loddiges’ nursery on 16th April 1846 [MP A2933-1, p.147].


Not Rhododendron splendens Hort. ex Lavellée, described in 1877.

Azalea hybridae-belgicae splendida, an early Ghent hybrid, is listed in the 1836 edition of Loddiges’ Nursery catalogue, a copy of which is held at Camden Park [CPA].  This is a possible, but unlikely identification.  See Rhododendron x gandavensis ‘Gloria-mundi’ for further information.

Published Jun 19, 2009 - 05:21 PM | Last updated Sep 06, 2011 - 04:48 PM

Family Ericaceae
Region of origin
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Rhododendron splendidum 


Confidence level low