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Twigggy
May 26, 2014 1:17 PM CST
Dose this primula come in different colours, like a pale yellow?
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zuzu
May 26, 2014 1:28 PM CST

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No, it doesn't. Marianne Davey is always white.
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May 26, 2014 3:33 PM CST

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Your question intrigued me enough to do some research. The blooms of Marianne Davey range from white to cream, with a yellowish tinge in the center. In some photos on the Web, the creamy-white color of the blooms verges on pale yellow, so I can understand why someone might expect the blooms to be yellow. They're always unmistakably white in my garden, but with a tiny bit of yellow in the center.

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