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 ‘Labiata’

A cultivar of Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern, Gloxinia ‘Labiata’ was bred and sold by James Backhouse and Son, York Nurseries, who described it in an advertisement in The Gardeners' Chronicle: ‘lowest petal clouded all over with rose colour; the others white, rich blotch.’  [Gard. Chron. 1849].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

First recorded in a handwritten entry in a copy of the 1850 catalogue held at Camden Park [CPA] and subsequently in the 1857 catalogue [B.188/1857].


Published Sep 06, 2009 - 03:42 PM | Last updated Aug 21, 2011 - 02:52 PM

Family Gesneriaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

  • Gloxinia labiata Hort.


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Gloxinia labiata 

Confidence level high