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.

Smithiantha zebrina ‘Splendens’

See Smithiantha zebrina Kuntze for details of the species.  The cultivar ‘Splendens’ was seen at Kew Gardens and reported in the Floricultural Cabinet: ‘The flowers are more rich and brilliant, and the spotting deeper, and the velvet stripes of the leaves more distinct than the original species.’  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No additional data.

History at Camden Park

Listed only as an addendum to the 1857 catalogue [A.54/1857].


Published Sep 01, 2009 - 05:07 PM | Last updated Aug 24, 2011 - 03:40 PM

Family Gesneriaceae
Region of origin

Probably garden origin

Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Gesnera Tebrina splendens 

Confidence level medium