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 ‘Napoleon’

A cultivar of Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern with carmine-red and white flowers.  [FC p.135/1853].  I have found no more detailed description.

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1857 catalogue [B.191/1857].


Published Sep 06, 2009 - 04:34 PM | Last updated Aug 21, 2011 - 02:45 PM

Family Gesneriaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin

  • Gloxinia ‘Napoleon’ 


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Gloxinia Napoleon 

Confidence level medium