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Author Topic: Register of Primula varieties  (Read 1899 times)

Menai

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Register of Primula varieties
« on: April 29, 2014, 11:45:28 PM »
Is there a Primula Register? If so who administers it? Couldn't find anything on Google.

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Re: Register of Primula varieties
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 09:24:03 AM »
No there isn't. The only kind of "control" I know of comes via the National Auricula and Primula Society where members entering seedling Primula varieties and cultivars in Shows that catch the judges eyes and win classes are invited to name them. These are supposed to be "different" to existing plants. Having said that anyone can give a plant a name and perhaps that's why so many Primula hybrids look very similar.
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Re: Register of Primula varieties
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 11:06:27 AM »
Hello David, on the subject of naming Primulas. My Mother once told me that her Mother used to grow Primula auriculas. This would have been before the last war. She used to call P. auriculas,    "recklesses." Perhaps this name should be used?

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Re: Register of Primula varieties
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2015, 01:35:42 PM »
Never heard of that before. "rickerles' still gets used a lot.
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Re: Register of Primula varieties
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2015, 06:19:06 PM »
Never heard of that before. "rickerles' still gets used a lot.
my favourite was 'Cockup's Eclipse' - sadly lost to cultivation - I have a few pre WW1 Auricula show medals which were awarded to the premier plants in show - unfortunate a lot of the medals have been lost or melted down.  Current favourite 'Old England'
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