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Primevère

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Cultivar
Primevère
Originator
Lemoine
Group
Lactiflora
Date
1907

Anemone type; medium size; midseason. A flatfish flower with creamy white, cupped guards rarely splashed with red; center composed of short, narrow petals of canary-yellow, becoming light with age; moderately fragrant. Tall; floriferous; stems lax. Good, dark green, rather coarse foliage. Very much like LAURA DESSERT, which see. One of the very best of the so-called yellows. A profuse bloomer. Stems rather weak and need support. “The habit of PRIMEVERE is so distinct from that of LAURA DESSERT that I feel there is plenty of room for both. Furthermore, if it came to a question of discarding one of them, I should vote to keep PRIMEVERE as on the whole the more beautiful flower, though I know that many of my colleagues would take the other view.”—Saunders. “With me LAURA DESSERT is distinct from PRIMEVERE. I consider LAURA DESSERT a better yellow, holding its color much longer.”—Christman. ” LAURA DESSERT is distinct with me.”—Fewkes. ” LAURA DESSERT and PRIMEVERE, as grown by us, are very different both in bloom and in plant. PRIMEVERE is also much more dependable.”—Brand.

Reference: 1928-B-d:136