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 ‘Priestleyana’

A cultivar of Sinningia speciosa (Lodd.) Hiern, ‘Priestleyana’ has deep blue flowers.  [GRS, GC p.328/1849].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced in 1842.

History at Camden Park

Listed only in the 1850 catalogue.  Obtained from Kew Gardens, brought out from England by Captain P. P. King in 1849.  In the confirmatory list sent by Macarthur to King it is marked with an ‘o’, meaning new to the colony.  [ML A1980-3].  


Published Sep 07, 2009 - 02:28 PM | Last updated Aug 21, 2011 - 02:28 PM

Family Gesneriaceae
Region of origin

Probably garden origin

  • Gloxinia ‘Priestleyana’ Hort.


Common Name


Name in the Camden Park Record

Gloxinia Priestleyii 

Confidence level high