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 ‘Maxima Alba’

A cultivar of Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern. See Sinningia speciosa ‘Maxima Discolor’ for detail.  Probably a form with pure white, or almost pure white, flowers.  I have found no specific description.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [B.193/1850].


Published Sep 06, 2009 - 04:51 PM | Last updated Aug 21, 2011 - 02:43 PM

Figured are four slipper gloxinias, three pink and white and one pure white.  Fitch (Floral Magazine), 1861.

Fitch (Floral Magazine), 1861.  Early Florist's gloxinias.  The pure white flower is probably very similar to the variety ‘Maxima Alba’.


Family Gesneriaceae
Region of origin

Probably garden origin

  • Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern convariety maxima var. alba
  • Gloxinia maxima alba Hort.


Common Name

Gloxinia, Slipper gloxinia

Name in the Camden Park Record

Gloxinia maxima alba 

Confidence level medium