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.

Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims var. fryeri

See Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims. Fryeri has pale yellow flowers with a white centre, probably naturally occurring.  [RHSD]. 

Horticultural & Botanical History

Thunbergia alata Freyerii, ‘Fryer’s Orange-flowered Thunbergia’, is described as orange in an American flower seed catalogue of 1856 [Amateur’s Guide and Flower Garden Directory p.29/1856].

History at Camden Park

Seed ordered from Warner & Warner, Seedsmen and Florists, Cornhill, on 12th April 1846.  [MP A2933-1, p.131].  This is the only record.


Published Oct 15, 2009 - 05:31 PM | Last updated May 02, 2011 - 01:25 PM

Family Acanthaceae
Region of origin

Tropical Africa

  • Thunbergia fryeri Hort. ex Vilm. 
Common Name

Yellow black-eyed Susan

Name in the Camden Park Record

Thunbergia Freyerii 

Confidence level high