Dianthus caryophyllus Brinkler’s ‘Hope’

For generic information on the garden Carnation and Picotee see Dianthus caryophyllus L.  Brinkler’s ‘Hope’ is a red edged picotee.  ‘A full and good shaped flower of medium size; edge very neat, and white pure.’  [Gard. Chron. 1843].  ‘Light-edged, purple picotee: pod good; petals full and well formed; ground pure; edging very neat and distinct.’  [FC p.80, 1849].

Horticultural & Botanical History

For further information on the Victorian Picotee see Dianthus caryophyllus Mathew’s ‘Ne Plus Ultra’.

History at Camden Park

In October 1849 a large consignment of plants was sent by Veitch and Sons, Exeter, to J. C. Bidwill at Camden Park.  The consignment included named Carnations and Picotees, the present plant included.  [MP A2943].


Published Apr 12, 2009 - 12:53 PM | Last updated Aug 26, 2011 - 02:57 PM

More details about Dianthus caryophyllus Brinkler’s ‘Hope’
Family Caryophyllaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name

Florists’ Picotee

Name in the Camden Park Record

Picotee Brinkler’s ‘Hope’

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