■(TB) 'Mary Randall'
, R. 1950). Seedling# T48-3. TB, Height 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom.. Self of Bengal rose (Wilson), with red beard. 'New Horizon'
x (Fay seedling: 'Pink Cameo'
). Fay 1951. High Commendation 1950 (under name); Honorable Mention 1951; Award of Merit 1953; American Dykes Medal 1954
| From Fay catalog, 1956: Mary Randall $12.00. (1951) No. T48-3. New Horizon X F2 Pink Seedling. DYKES MEDAL 1954. A very nice rose pink flower with tangerine beard. Flowers are well spaced on a strong nicely-branched 36-inch stalk. Plants are large and vigorous with good foliage. Midseason. H.C.I950; H.M.l951; Leader A.M. 1953; No.3, 100 Best 1955.
| From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: MARY RANDALL (Fay '51) M-36". '54 DYKES. Most sought of all Flamingo pinks. A deep rose pink self with a bright red-tangerine beard. A large flower with remarkable thickness of petals, hafts wide, free from markings, falls round, flaring. A flower of near perfection. Produces wonderful seedlmgs. (New Honzon X (Pink Cameo x Cherie)). Reg. $2.00; on $15 order 2 for $1.45; on $25 order 3 for $1.25.
Quick Summary of Cultural Directions
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
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