■(TB) 'Pink Taffeta'
, R. 1965). Seedling #65-29. TB, 31" (79 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Color Class-R3L, Standards rose-pink (Wilson 427/1); falls rose-pink (427/2). Seedling #63-29 (Fay seedling #56-06: sibling to 'Arctic Flame'
x seedling #59-31) X seedling #61-42 ('Pink Ice'
x seedling #59-55). Moldovan 1968. Honorable Mention 1969; Judges Choice 1969, 1970; Award of Merit 1971; American Dykes Medal 1975
| PINK TAFFETA and 'PINK DIVINITY' are of very similar pink color. PINK TAFFETA is the award winner and is deserving of the awards it has won. PINK DIVINITY may have a slight edge in the form department, but it comes in second in increase. It is deserving of more recognition. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 12.]
| PINK TAFFETA (Rudolph) - Well, Mr. Rudolph did make the Dykes with this one. A beautiful taller lighter pink than PINK SLEIGH with more ruffling than lace. It does forget to bloom sometimes but has good plant habits and nice stalks. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 36.]
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.
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION Here
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