Listen to 300+ podcasts by best-selling authors, published Wednesday, 4pm EST!


Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Antique Florist Plants and other English Garden topics.

Which border carnation varieties were grown in the past?


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,"



Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.


URL: (optional)


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this English Garden Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!

Guru Spotlight
Jerry Mayo