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■(TB) 'Pink Sleigh'

1970, Rudolph

'Pink Sleigh' (Nate Rudolph, R. 1970). Seedling 67-40. TB, 30" (76 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards blue-pink with touch of lavender (Wilson 530/1); falls blue-pink (530/2) with lighter area at center; ruffled, laced; red beard. Seedling 65-50 X 'Pink Taffeta'. Rudolph 1970. Honorable Mention 1971, Award of Merit 1973.

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From AIS Bulletin #197 April 1970 Introducing PINK SLEIGH (Rudolph '70). $30.00. No. 67-40 (Sib X Pink Taffeta (Crystal Blaze X 61-42: (Pink Ice X 59-55: (55-55 X Fleeta: (55-23 X May Hall). Midseason, 30". A delicate shade of blue pink with a touch of lavender. Standards Wilson 53011. Falls Wilson 53012 with a lighter area at the center. Standards beautifully ruffled and domed to clearly show nicely laced lavender pink styles. Beautifully ruffled wide semiflaring falls complemented by a red beard. This iris is another beautiful departure in pink color and form. Four branches with seven or more buds. Substance and plant habits are excellent. Fertile bothways. HC 1968. Lakelawn Gardens.
PINK SLEIGH is a blue-pink of excellent quality. The open standards do not detract from the flower form, and that color is enough to win over even the most critical. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 12.]
PINK SLEIGH (Rudolph) - Another that almost made the Dykes, it is a bit short some years and sometimes not enough buds. Nice form and lace, but the color's the thing! In cold wet years the color may even be a bit muddy. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 36.]
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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.

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-- RolandDejoux - 2009-12-31
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PinkSleigh04.jpgjpg PinkSleigh04.jpg manage 103 K 08 Apr 2014 - 14:15 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
PinkSleigh05.JPGJPG PinkSleigh05.JPG manage 60 K 04 Dec 2014 - 01:10 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PinkSleigh06.JPGJPG PinkSleigh06.JPG manage 68 K 28 Aug 2021 - 03:11 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PinkSleigh07.jpgjpg PinkSleigh07.jpg manage 67 K 23 Mar 2015 - 18:45 UnknownUser Photo by Paul Black
PinkSleigh1.jpgjpg PinkSleigh1.jpg manage 30 K 25 Apr 2016 - 22:24 UnknownUser Photo by South Jersey Iris
PinkSleigh5.JPGJPG PinkSleigh5.JPG manage 57 K 24 Feb 2014 - 16:19 UnknownUser Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
PinkSleigh6.JPGJPG PinkSleigh6.JPG manage 51 K 24 Feb 2014 - 16:20 UnknownUser Photo by Darius Gusas-Lithuania
PinkSleighEI.jpgjpg PinkSleighEI.jpg manage 34 K 17 Dec 2012 - 21:13 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Exline Iris Garden
Pink_Sleigh_N._Rudolph_1970.jpgjpg Pink_Sleigh_N._Rudolph_1970.jpg manage 67 K 19 Sep 2014 - 00:51 Main.georgebacon Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
Pink_Sleigh_Rudolph_1970.JPGJPG Pink_Sleigh_Rudolph_1970.JPG manage 67 K 31 Dec 2009 - 18:32 Main.Laymont+ by Dejoux in my garden : sud-ouest France
Pink_Sleigh_fl.jpgjpg Pink_Sleigh_fl.jpg manage 40 K 19 Feb 2011 - 06:35 IrisP  
pink05.jpgjpg pink05.jpg manage 90 K 26 Jun 2015 - 03:13 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
pinksleigh04.JPGJPG pinksleigh04.JPG manage 424 K 28 Apr 2017 - 03:04 UnknownUser Photo by Wisconsin Iris Society
pinksleigh05.JPGJPG pinksleigh05.JPG manage 100 K 04 Jul 2014 - 21:55 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
pinksleigh05.jpgjpg pinksleigh05.jpg manage 80 K 14 Jun 2014 - 20:50 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
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pinksleigh3.jpgjpg pinksleigh3.jpg manage 69 K 14 Jul 2021 - 03:01 UnknownUser Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
pinksleigh4.jpgjpg pinksleigh4.jpg manage 32 K 04 Dec 2018 - 16:32 UnknownUser Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
pinksleigh5.jpgjpg pinksleigh5.jpg manage 34 K 04 Dec 2018 - 16:34 UnknownUser Photo by Sandor Szasz-Iriszkert-Hungary
pinksleigh6.jpgjpg pinksleigh6.jpg manage 474 K 06 Jan 2020 - 03:31 UnknownUser Photo by Christine Cosi-Iris en Perigord- France
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pinksleigh9.JPGJPG pinksleigh9.JPG manage 148 K 29 Jun 2023 - 02:01 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada
Topic revision: r49 - 20 Oct 2023, dougchyz
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