Dahlia ‘Primrose Perfection’

John Keynes of Salisbury listed for sale in The Gardeners Chronicle a number of Dahlias, including: ‘Primrose Perfection’ (Keynes’).  ‘Pure bright primrose without shading, one of the most useful Dahlias ever offered; always providing fine blooms, and fit for any stand.  Certificate at the National [Floricultural Society show of 1853] for its general good qualities.’  [Gard. Chron. 1854].  ‘It will be a useful flower; the centre and form are good and it is large and showy’.  [Gard. Chron. 1853].  It was also among the prize takers at the great exhibition of Dahlias held in Edinburgh.  [Gard. Chron. 1855].

Horticultural & Botanical History

For more information on the botanical and horticultural history of the Florist’s Dahlia see Dahlia pinnata Cav.

History at Camden Park

Listed in Addenda to the 1857 catalogue [A.27/1857].


Published Apr 21, 2009 - 03:18 PM | Last updated Sep 26, 2011 - 09:10 AM

More details about Dahlia ‘Primrose Perfection’
Family Asteraceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, England

Common Name

Florists’ Dahlia

Name in the Camden Park Record

Dahlia Primrose Perfection 

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