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So highly regarded by fanciers, the picotees often were not even listed with Carnations.
Picotees had a white or yellow base colour, the petals firm, flat and free from fimbration,(frills).
The petal edges had a line of colour that could be heavy, light or medium in thickness but of only one colour. It was thought a grave fault if there was a break in the marginal colour or horror of horrors, the marginal colour ran down a petal!
The more popular varieties from the Late19th Century were:
Yellow Ground Picotees: "Togo," "Professor Burstall," "Santa Clause," "Her Majesty"
White Ground Picotees: "Perfection," "Fair Maiden," "Clytie," "Lavinia," "Amy Robsart,"