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 ‘Réveil’

Bourbon rose.  The flowers are cherry-crimson in colour, large and full in form on a vigorous shrub.  Paul considered it a fine hardy dark Bourbon rose.  [Paul (1863, 1888), Rivers (1854, 1857), Amat].



Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced by Guillot pére in 1854.



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 - 04:20 PM | Last updated Jul 27, 2011 - 04:38 PM

Family Rosaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, France

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record




Confidence level high