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 ‘Madam Malibran’

A cultivar of Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern, ‘Madam Malibran’ was described in the Floricultural Cabinet as bright-rose with a violet throat, fine [FC p.135 and 150/1853].  It had earlier been advertised for sale in The Gardeners Chronicle [GC p.353/1851].

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.


History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1857 catalogue [B.189/1857] but first 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].


Published Sep 06, 2009 - 03:46 PM | Last updated Aug 21, 2011 - 02:51 PM

Family Gesneriaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, probably Belgium or France

  • Gloxinia ‘Madam Malibran’ 


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Gloxinia Madam Malibran 

Confidence level high