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.

Rosa ‘Kean’

Gallica rose.  Velvety crimson, shaded with purple, fine centre; large and very full.  Rivers describes its colour as approaching to scarlet and really very beautiful.  [Rivers (1854, 1857, 1863), Paul (1848, 1863, 1903), FC p.227/1857].



Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

Arrived from Veitch’s Nursery, Chelsea on Dec, 31st, 1859 on board the ‘Hollinside’ but dead on arrival.  For more detail see Rosa ‘Ducher’.




Published Feb 12, 2010 - 05:17 PM | Last updated Jul 27, 2011 - 10:34 AM

Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably France

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Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record




Confidence level high