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 ‘Prince Leon’

Hybrid Perpetual.  ‘Prince Leon’ has very double bright crimson flowers, on a shrub of moderate growth but vigorous habit.  It was considered a good show rose.  It was described in The Gardeners’ Chronicle as a ‘ most magnificent rose, somewhat after the style of ‘Madame Masson’ and ‘Lord Raglan’’.  [Paul (1863, 1888), Rivers (1854, 1857, 1863), Gard. Chron. 1857), FC p.229/1857].



Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


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].




Published Feb 12, 2010 - 01:26 PM | Last updated Jul 27, 2011 - 05:12 PM

Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably France

  • Prince Leon Hotschoubey


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Prince Leon



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