Cultivar: Primevère

 
Primevère
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.6

1916-Farr:40 Large, medium compact, flat, bomb type. Guards creamy white, 1(10), splashed scarlet; center light sulphur-yellow, 1(20). Fragrance XXX. Tall, strong grower. Midseason. The... Read more

Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1907
Breeder: Lemoine
Country of Origin: France
Form: Double
Color - Authentic: white
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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This cultivar is owned by
Nichols Arboretum
 

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort ascending Found At Currently Present Last Verified
14059 Nichols Arboretum yes
14058 Nichols Arboretum yes

Incidences of this Cultivar Around the World

Accession Numbersort ascending Found At
14059 Nichols Arboretum
14058 Nichols Arboretum
Historical Significance:

1916-Farr:40 Large, medium compact, flat, bomb type. Guards creamy white, 1(10), splashed scarlet; center light sulphur-yellow, 1(20). Fragrance XXX. Tall, strong grower. Midseason. The nearest approach to a yellow Peony in the Chinensis section. $7.50.

1918-B006-I:20

1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 8.6

1923-SPN:350

1928-B:49 Double. 8.6 (Sym. 1921). White, yellow center.

1928-B-d:136 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.

1976-K:081 (Lemoine, 1907) - Double - White - Midseason. Tall. Moderately fragrant. Anemone type, medium size. A flattish flower with creamy white, cupped guards rarely splashed with red; center composed of short, narrow petals of canary-yellow becoming light with age. Floriferous, stems lax. Good dark green, rather coarse foliage. M.

Historical Color:

1916 - Guards creamy white, splashed scarlet; center light sulphur-yellow

1928 - White, yellow center

1928 - creamy white, cupped guards rarely splashed with red; center composed of short, narrow petals of canary-yellow, becoming light with age

1976 - creamy white, cupped guards rarely splashed with red; center composed of short, narrow petals of canary-yellow, becoming light with age

Scent - Historical:

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Historic information about this cultivar includes published information courtesy of the American Peony Society.

 

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