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 ‘Godefroi de Bouillon’

A cultivar of Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern. The Floricultural Cabinet described it as a fine blue [FC p.135/1853].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

It was earlier offered for sale in the pages of The Gardeners' Chronicle by Bass & Brown of Sudbury [GC p.432/1851].

History at Camden Park

Listed only in an appendix to the 1857 catalogue [A.58/1857].


Godfrey of Bouillon was a medieval French knight from Brabant, now part of Belgium.  He was one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096 until his death in 1100.

Published Sep 07, 2009 - 05:28 PM | Last updated Aug 19, 2011 - 04:27 PM

Family Gesneriaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably Belgium

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Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Gloxinia Godefroi de Bouillon 

Confidence level high