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Primula id
« on: April 08, 2016, 08:09:20 PM »
Can anyone identify this Primula please as I have lost the label?

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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 08:45:06 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 10:14:15 PM »
Thanks Graeme looks like a good match to me

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2016, 09:39:12 AM »
Thanks Graeme looks like a good match to me

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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2016, 01:30:08 PM »
got past judging today at Chesterfield AGS show :)
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Re: Primula id
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2016, 02:32:06 PM »
got past judging today at Chesterfield AGS show :)
  See the evidence...... http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=14218.0
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2016, 02:34:34 PM »
managed to speak to Lawrence today - nice guy - did very well on the show bench
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2016, 02:37:16 PM »
managed to speak to Lawrence today - nice guy - did very well on the show bench
That's great - in the throng of people at a show it can be jolly hard to find folks !
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« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2016, 07:00:22 PM »
Thanks Graeme nice to meet you as well, hope I can pay you a visit and see what sounds like a very interesting set up ? I am easily identified Maggi there are not many Harry Hill look alikes at the shows

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Re: Primula id
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2016, 10:34:57 PM »
I hope the northern hemisphere folks will look here even though their primula time is probably past for the moment. We in New Zealand are having trouble putting a name to the primula in the photo. Years ago it was sold by the late Jim LeComte as Primula wockii but no-one can find any reference to that. Then someone though it must be P. rockii because it is yellow/orange and the name is similar. But according to John Richards' PRIMULA book, P. rockii belongs to section Bullatae and I'm sure this is from Vernales and is probably some kind of regular primrose. It smells like one, has growth habit like one, similar foliage (though wrinkly at the edges) and similar flowers, several to a stem, also wrinkly at the edges. It does not set seed in the garden and while not everyone's colour, is a really good garden plant. At least two growers here sell it as P. rockii which I'm sure is wrong but it would be good to have some kind of genuine name for it. Can anyone help please? We talk about it from time to time and this morning it has come up again on Facebook.
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2016, 10:08:33 AM »
I think it's just a hybrid Primrose Lesley. Richards describes the leaves of P. rockii "......small spoon-shaped leaves with long narrow stalks and round blades".
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2016, 06:09:41 AM »
I absolutely agree with you David, and in fact I quoted the same bits from John's Primula book on Facebook the other day. Certainly it is not P. rockiii and I also believe it is a primrose (P. vulgaris) but if a hybrid, I'd like to know with what. The thing is, it seems to be sterile and very distinctive and has been around here for many years so if no-one in the UK knows it, perhaps it is a NZ-raised form. Since no-one here knows it either, maybe we could give it a name. Maybe that's the best way to find an ID because if we named it and it already HAD a name, you can bet your boots someone would take delight by telling us so! ::)
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2016, 10:17:10 AM »
Facebook? Bah humbug ;D

What about Primula 'Waif and Stray' ?
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2016, 08:17:57 PM »
Nice name David. :)

Yes I swore I'd have nothing to do with Facebook but then a local iris grower was posting photos there of some stunning things so I had a look and was hooked. It's useless for information because what is posted is gone within a couple of days but there are great photos. I don't put private stuff there and it appalls me how many people post photos of their children, given the propensities of a small but very nasty section of the human race. But for a quick plant fix and also to share information about events, it is superb. Young people don't read newspapers much now so advertising a show or something in one's local rag is money down the drain whereas one person sharing the information with a few others who all share with a few more etc, can bring hundreds to the event. There is an immediacy that appeals too.

And even our Maggi acknowledges it's a good way to advertise SRGC. But I know, I'm preaching to the never-will-be-converted here. ;D
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2016, 09:07:58 AM »
Facebook is especially useful to me to show plants to my non-gardening friends, and they often come back to me wanting to know more, different tool for a different use....
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