Friday, March 13, 2009

Picotee

Picotee refers to a flower whose edge is a different colour from the rest of the flower. It is derived from the French word picoté, meaning 'marked with points'.


It is also the name of a cultivar of Hippeastrum (or amaryllis, as SomeBeans prefers).



10 comments:

Arabella Sock said...

What a lovely way to learn something new. Thanks.

blossom said...

oh ok. Thanks for the information.

RainGardener said...

Picotee's are always so beautiful with their trimmed edges. Wonderful pictures you showed!

Sheila said...

Beautiful pictures! You've inspired me to get out the macro lens!

James A-S said...

There is an oriental poppy called Picotee that looks like the underskirtings of an upended Mariachi dancer

easygardener said...

A very tasteful way to get two colours on one flower. It really works well on your Hippeastrum.
I knew the word was associated with more than one colour but hadn't realised about the edging effect.

Anna said...

Beautiful photos which kept me guessing about the plant's identity until you shed light on the mystery. I still call them amaryllis too :)

chaiselongue said...

It must be from the same root as picot edging, used in crochet, a sort of bobbly lacy edging. Lovely photos!

Gail said...

I love the word...and you've illustrated it beautifully! gail

Dawn/LittleGreenFingers said...

And always useful for a game of scrabble when you're rather vowel-heavy...