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.
1921-B014:18 Symposium II rating: 8.6
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.