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■(JI) 'Pink Frost'

1954, Marx

'Pink Frost' (Walter Marx, R. 1955) JI, 42" (107 cm), Midseason bloom. Light orchid-pink self, double. 'Mata Hari' X unknown. Marx 1954.

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From Marx Gardens catalog, 1955: PINK FROST (Marx 1954) Each $6.00 An enchanting new pink unlike any other of the hundreds of pink seedlings that bloom here each year. The color is just a shade lighter than World's Delight and is intensely ruffled. The waved somewhat pointed falls create a novel effect in profile. Double 8 inch flowers later than World's Delight.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some Japanese 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 but moist good garden soil, More tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Needs swampy conditions especially in Spring bloom season.
PH Prefers Acid solis 6.1 to 7.0, intolerant of limy soils
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on organic soils.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
pinkfrost01.jpgjpg pinkfrost01.jpg manage 36 K 09 Oct 2014 - 15:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Rowden Gardens-England
pinkfrost02.JPGJPG pinkfrost02.JPG manage 690 K 11 Dec 2017 - 14:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Cascadia Iris Gardens
pinkfrost1.jpgjpg pinkfrost1.jpg manage 29 K 27 Mar 2013 - 02:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
pinkfrost2.jpgjpg pinkfrost2.jpg manage 28 K 27 Mar 2013 - 02:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
pinkfrost5.JPGJPG pinkfrost5.JPG manage 96 K 30 Sep 2023 - 02:51 Main.TLaurin Photo by John Jearrard -Jearrard's Herbal-United Kingdom
Topic revision: r16 - 11 Nov 2023, TLaurin
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