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.

Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Pers. var. florealba

See Sesbania grandiflora (L.) Pers. for a general description. The variety alba, recorded from from Northern Australia, has double white flowers.  [RHSD].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Reportedly introduced into Britain in 1869 [RHSD], it is quite probable that William Macarthur grew it before it was introduced to Europe.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.27/1850].  Probably sourced from northern Australia.


Published Nov 21, 2009 - 04:52 PM | Last updated Aug 05, 2011 - 08:52 AM

Family Fabaceae
Region of origin

Northern Australia

  • Agati grandiflora Desv. var. alba


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Agati alba 

Confidence level medium