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 ‘Königin von Dénemark’

An Alba rose.  ‘Königin von Dánemark’ has deep pink flowers and grows to about 1.5m, ‘one of the deepest coloured of this section’, according to The Gardeners’ Chronicle.  Paul described it as rosy pink, with paler margins, the flowers of medium size, full and cupped.  It produces a moderately sized bush of erect habit.  [Paul (1848, 1863, 1888), Rivers (1854, 1857, 1863) Gard. Chron. 1841].



Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to gardens in 1826.  



History at Camden Park

Included in a handwritten list of roses dated 1861, probably intended for a new edition of the catalogue that was never printed.  [MP A2943].




A Hybrid Perpetual called ‘Queen of Denmark’ was also available in the late 1850s, but Macarthur’s rose is included among the Albas.



Published Feb 12, 2010 - 10:30 AM | Last updated Jul 28, 2011 - 04:56 PM

Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably France

  • Queen of Denmark


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Queen of Denmark



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