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■(TB) 'Flamingo Fling'

1972, Hamblen

'Flamingo Fling' (Melba Hamblen, R. 1971). Seedling# H64-25A. TB, 38" (97 cm). Early to late bloom. Standards light red (RHS 37D) with mauve undertone; falls same; orange-red beard. ('Gay Adventure' x 'Fair Luzon') X 'Rippling Waters'. Mission Bell 1972. Judges' Choice 1973; Honorable Mention 1973; Award of Merit 1975.

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From AIS Bulletin #205 April 1972 Introducing FLAMINGO FLING (Hamblen) Deep pink with violet infusion. $25.00. Mission Bell.
FLAMINGO FLING is a deeper pink with less blue influence[than 'ELIZABETH STUART']. After viewing this one for two years in Wichita, I have decided that it is one I will be buying in '72. The color seems different from any other iris to me. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 13.]


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

-- BobPries - 2011-03-07

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flamingofling01.jpgjpg flamingofling01.jpg manage 107 K 28 Mar 2016 - 19:23 TerryLaurin Photo by HIPS Archives
flamingofling1.JPGJPG flamingofling1.JPG manage 862 K 15 Dec 2016 - 03:39 TerryLaurin Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
flamingofling2.JPGJPG flamingofling2.JPG manage 886 K 15 Dec 2016 - 03:41 TerryLaurin Photo from Glenn Corlew slide collection
Topic revision: r13 - 11 May 2023, Harloiris
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