P. elegans

Species in the section Campylia.
Flower petals can be pink to nearly white, with darker veins on upper petals.
Leaves more leatherly than P. ovale.

(Grown from seed).

Campylia – species and hybrids

My collection at the moment of species and hybrids of section Campylia.


P. tricolor above, and white form of P. tricolor below


Hybrid of P. ovale x P. tricolor – originates from seeds from South Africa around 2007.

‘Dreamland’ with variegated leaves – large flowers similar to ‘Splendide’. Introduced around 2012.

‘Renate Parsley’ has smaller flowers. Fibrex Nursery, UK 1996.

My own hybrids

‘Archibald’ – hybrid of ‘Splendide’ x P. ovale ssp hyalinum, 2011.

Two of my hybrids from 2020; the left one with small flowers is ‘Jace’ – a seedling of P. tricolor white form. And the one to the right with larger flowers is ‘Keanu’ – a seedling of ‘Splendide’

Below are some photos of my collection back in 2013.
One of my hybrids that I haven’t kept is ‘Baldric’ (‘Renate Parsley’ x P. ovale ssp. hyalinum).
‘White Splendide’ I don’t know the origin of, but I hope to get it back in my collection.

Some favourites

P. anethifolium x P. fulgidum

Hybridizer; Mike Brown, Australia.


‘Ardens’ is an old cultivar, a cross between P. fulgidum and P. lobatum, introduced in 1817. It was hybridized by Lee, Hammersmith UK, 1810.


Another old hybrid of P. lobatum from ca. 1827.


The third old hybrid that is believed to have P. fulgidum and P. lobatum as parents – before 1869.


My own grown variety from 2011 – a seedling of P. gibbosum ‘Maroon’.


My own hybrid from 2016 – ‘Flora Midnight’ x ‘Lara Oracle’.

P. ovale x P. tricolor

A hybrid that originates from seeds from South Africa, around 2006.