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■(TB) 'Olympic Pink'

1985, Gibson

'Olympic Pink' (James Gibson, R. 1984) Seedling# 100-9A. TB, 36" (91 cm). Late midseason bloom. Ruffled, fluted and laced pink with blue cast (RHS 38D); red (40A) beard. 'Starfrost Pink' X 'Playgirl'. Gibson Iris 1985.

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From AIS Bulletin #256 January 1985 Introducing OLYMPIC PINK-TB, 36", M, Self, Sdlg. 100-9A. $25.00. Tall with good branching and 6 buds. This laced and ruffled pink with blue cast was an outstanding attraction in the garden last spring. Nicely arched, slightly open and firmly held stands reveal a beautifully laced crest. Falls almost horizontal with some ruffling but mostly fluted and laced. Brilliant red beards. Some have called this variety a "sports model" Pink Swan. Starfrost Pink X Playgirl. Gibson Iris Gardens.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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Olympic-PinkN.jpgjpg Olympic-PinkN.jpg manage 27 K 23 Oct 2011 - 15:21 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Nola's Iris Garden
OlympicPink02.JPGJPG OlympicPink02.JPG manage 61 K 02 Apr 2014 - 02:08 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
OlympicPink03.JPGJPG OlympicPink03.JPG manage 63 K 02 Apr 2014 - 02:09 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
OlympicPink04.JPGJPG OlympicPink04.JPG manage 65 K 02 Apr 2014 - 02:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
OlympicPink05.jpgjpg OlympicPink05.jpg manage 53 K 02 Apr 2014 - 02:10 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
OlympicPink06.jpgjpg OlympicPink06.jpg manage 71 K 26 Apr 2015 - 22:36 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth
OlympicPink07.jpgjpg OlympicPink07.jpg manage 65 K 26 Apr 2015 - 22:37 Main.TLaurin Photo by Barry Blyth
OlympicPink11.JPGJPG OlympicPink11.JPG manage 62 K 25 Aug 2021 - 19:07 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
OlympicPink12BHI.jpgjpg OlympicPink12BHI.jpg manage 97 K 27 Apr 2012 - 22:10 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
OlympicPink5.jpgjpg OlympicPink5.jpg manage 59 K 29 Nov 2013 - 14:41 Main.TLaurin Photo by South Jersey Iris
OlympicPinkIF.jpgjpg OlympicPinkIF.jpg manage 8 K 28 Nov 2011 - 20:02 Main.Betsy881 Photo from The Iris Farm
OlympicPinkSI.JPGJPG OlympicPinkSI.JPG manage 234 K 19 Apr 2019 - 00:03 Main.TLaurin Photo by Sandy Ives.
Olympic_Pink_EI.jpgjpg Olympic_Pink_EI.jpg manage 98 K 17 Jul 2014 - 18:00 Main.ruiris Photo by Elena Igonina-Russia
TbOlympicPink13SC.jpgjpg TbOlympicPink13SC.jpg manage 63 K 09 Mar 2014 - 15:10 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Stoney Creek Iris Garden
olympicpink-jb.jpgjpg olympicpink-jb.jpg manage 11 K 18 Jan 2013 - 00:34 Main.Harloiris photo by Chapman Iris
olympicpink01.jpgjpg olympicpink01.jpg manage 53 K 04 Sep 2014 - 21:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Jeanette Graham
olympicpink1.jpgjpg olympicpink1.jpg manage 121 K 02 Nov 2017 - 01:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
olympicpink2.jpgjpg olympicpink2.jpg manage 81 K 02 Nov 2017 - 01:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
olympicpink3.jpgjpg olympicpink3.jpg manage 123 K 02 Nov 2017 - 01:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
olympicpink4.jpgjpg olympicpink4.jpg manage 101 K 02 Nov 2017 - 01:25 Main.TLaurin Photo by Evgeny Nazarov-Ukraine
olympicpink9.JPGJPG olympicpink9.JPG manage 322 K 01 Feb 2021 - 03:26 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1994 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r24 - 25 Aug 2021, TLaurin
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