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â– (TB) 'Pink Formal'

1949, Muhlestein

'Pink Formal' (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1947). TB, , Early to late bloom. Color Class-R4M, Deep pink self; beards red-tangerine; slightly ruffled. 'Golden Eagle' X Loomis seedling 'SQ-72'. Tell 1949.

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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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PINKFORMAL01.pngpng PINKFORMAL01.png manage 3 MB 20 Feb 2017 - 12:43 UnknownUser Scanned by Ivan Craig from 1953 Tom Craig catalog-back cover
PinkFormal01.JPGJPG PinkFormal01.JPG manage 51 K 04 Dec 2014 - 00:56 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PinkFormal02.JPGJPG PinkFormal02.JPG manage 71 K 28 Aug 2021 - 02:55 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PinkFormalBHI.jpgjpg PinkFormalBHI.jpg manage 24 K 20 Nov 2011 - 20:09 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
pink_formal_fl.jpgjpg pink_formal_fl.jpg manage 38 K 12 Aug 2012 - 19:09 IrisP  
pinkformal03.jpgjpg pinkformal03.jpg manage 43 K 14 Jun 2014 - 20:36 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
pinkformal1.JPGJPG pinkformal1.JPG manage 223 K 20 Jul 2020 - 20:21 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1955 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r23 - 04 Apr 2022, TLaurin
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