■(TB) 'Pink Formal'
, R. 1947). TB, , Early to late bloom. Color Class-R4M, Deep pink self; beards red-tangerine; slightly ruffled. 'Golden Eagle'
X Loomis 'SQ-72'
. Tell 1949.
| From Milliken Iris Gardens catalog, 1954: PINK FORMAL (Muhlestein) Pink Formal really put on a show last season -it is perfectly luscious, the substance is extra heavy, and it can take the sun all day and still look fresh and lovely late in the afternoon. Beautifully ruffled and it has just enough peach color toned in with the pink to keep the deep tangerine beard from jumping at you. 32 inches. $6.00.
| Muhlestein's Pink Formal was by far the deepest flamingo pink I ever saw. But the whole flower had a fulvous overcast, something like pink hemerocallis have in so many instances. It had the oddest substance I ever saw. It would ribbon right out in the strong wind and then between gusts it would shape up into a perfect flower again—apparently not damaged in the least. It was fun to watch it. I would say it is a big step forward. [Reynolds, Mrs. Leo F., Tennessee (1949). Coming Events Cast Their Shadows, American Iris Society Bulletin 116(January 1950), 29.]
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