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.

Sinningia speciosa ‘Candidissima’

A cultivar of Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern. It is listed in the Appendix to the Gesneriad Register - Sinningia with a date of 1842.  I have found no description.  

Horticultural & Botanical History

James Backhouse of York is possibly the breeder but I have no direct evidence of this.

History at Camden Park

Recorded in a handwritten entry in a copy of the 1850 catalogue held at the Mitchell Library and inscribed on the front Wm. Macarthur, 23rd Dec. 1854.  [ML635.9m].  Gloxinia candida was requested of James Backhouse on 1st February, 1849 and this is the likely source [MP A2933-1 p.183].


Published Sep 02, 2009 - 05:24 PM | Last updated Aug 21, 2011 - 05:07 PM

Family Gesneriaceae
Region of origin

Probably garden origin, England

  • Gloxinia candidissima Hort.


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Gloxinia candidissima


Confidence level low