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■(MDB) 'Primus'

1950, Welch

'Primus' (Walter Welch, R. 1950). Seedling #G-504. DB, 6" (15 cm). Very early bloom. Standards yellow; falls red, bordered yellow; white beards. Seedling #D-516: (a yellow chamaeiris x 'Sass Dark Ruby’) X Cook seedling #1546. Welch 1950. Honorable Mention 1950; Caparne Award 1951.

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Photo scanned from the Larry Harder slide collectionPhoto scanned from the 1959 Walter Marx Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin

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From AIS Bulletin #117, April 1950. Introducing PRIMUS 0516: (chamaeiris X Sass Dark Ruby) X Cook 1546: ((Azurea X pumila) X pumila). A true variegata, clean deep yellow standards, falls brownish red, with neat yellow border like standards. Closed standards and profuse blooming. 6 inches high. $5.00 net. Walter Welch.
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1957: PRIMUS (Walch 1950) Each 1.50. As close to a perfect dwarf as hybridizers have yet come. Considered the truest and finest dwarf variegata. The standards are clear yellow and nearly closed, the falls a yellow-bordered lustrous mahogany red. Profuse bloomer. Early. 6 inches. HM 1950.
 

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Topic revision: r16 - 17 Apr 2022, TerryLaurin
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