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.

Verbena phlogiflora Chan.

Half-hardy, erect or spreading, branching perennial with lance-shaped leaves and terminal spikes of purple, lilac, red or blue flowers in summer.  [RHSD, Hortus].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Verbena tweediana was raised in the Dublin Botanic Gardens by Mr. Niven from seed sent by Tweedie in 1836.  [MB p.5/1837].  It was also raised at Glasgow by Murray from seeds from the same source.  This particular plant was described as tall and upright growing.  [BM t.3541/1836].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1845, 1850 and 1857 catalogues [H.230/1845].


Published Apr 24, 2009 - 03:46 PM | Last updated Feb 15, 2010 - 11:43 AM

Illustrated are deeply toothed leaves and an elongated umbel of rosy pink flowers.  Curtis's Botanical Magazine  t.3541, 1836.

Verbena phlogiflora Chan. | BM t.3541/1836 | BHL

Family Verbenaceae
Region of origin

South America

  • Verbena tweediana Niven
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Verbena Tweediana 

Confidence level high