Dianthus caryophyllus ‘Devonshire Hero’

For generic information on the garden carnation see Dianthus caryophyllus L.  A Florists’ Carnation, but I have found no description of ‘Devonshire Hero’.

Horticultural & Botanical History

For further information on Victorian Florists’ Carnations see Dianthus caryophyllus Smith’s ‘Duke of Wellington’.

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 09, 2009 - 05:33 PM | Last updated Aug 26, 2011 - 04:58 PM

More details about Dianthus caryophyllus ‘Devonshire Hero’
Family Caryophyllaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name

Florists’ Carnation

Name in the Camden Park Record

Carnation ‘Devonshire Hero’

Confidence level low