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■(TB) 'Party Dress'

1951, Muhlestein

'Party Dress' (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1950). TB 36", Midseason to late bloom. Color Class-OR1. Medium shell-pink self. (seedling# 45-22A: 'Lancaster' x D. Hall seedling# 42-10) X seedling# 46-22B, sister to 'Pink Formal'. Tell 1951. High Commendation 1950 (under name); Honorable Mention 1951; Award of Merit 1954.

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From Tell’s Iris Garden catalog for 1951: PARTY DRESS (T. Muhlestein). Midseason-Late. (45-22 A: Lancaster x D. Hall's 42-10) x (46-22 B, sister to Pink Formal). We have all been working for a ruffled pink, and this is one. The color is actually pinker than Pink Formal. The ruffling adds greatly to its charm. Of medium size and good substance, falls semi-flaring, standards closed. Here is a flower with a lot of what we call charm or personality. Should be highly useful for breeding pinks since there is some blood refreshment here in the use of Lancaster. Highly Commended 1950. $20.00.
From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog for 1956: PARTY DRESS (Muhl. 1951) M.L. 36 in. (Lancaster x Sib. to Dream Girl) x Sib. to Pink Formal. When Tell Muhlestein stated that there was charm, personality and quality all wrapped up in this pink; he was merely being modest. Frankly as it bloomed here it was really quite breathtaking, so clean, so pink, so ruffled and so many flowers. A. M. 1954. $3.00.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2010-12-20
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IMG_7848.jpgjpg IMG_7848.jpg manage 575 K 21 Dec 2018 - 18:56 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 29-28.
IMG_7849.jpgjpg IMG_7849.jpg manage 338 K 21 Dec 2018 - 18:56 Main.davepote Photo by David Potembski, Presby 2016, Bed location 29-28.
Party Dress TB 1958 Eden Road.pngpng Party Dress TB 1958 Eden Road.png manage 892 K 07 Feb 2024 - 14:24 EdenSprings Image from 1958 Eden Road catalog
PartyDress01.JPGJPG PartyDress01.JPG manage 53 K 02 Dec 2014 - 23:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PartyDressDCL.jpgjpg PartyDressDCL.jpg manage 24 K 12 May 2014 - 19:19 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Dottie Ladman
Party_Dress.jpgjpg Party_Dress.jpg manage 14 K 20 Dec 2010 - 17:07 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Party_Dress_fl.jpgjpg Party_Dress_fl.jpg manage 61 K 18 Feb 2011 - 21:29 IrisP  
party-dress2-dotl.jpgjpg party-dress2-dotl.jpg manage 33 K 12 May 2014 - 19:21 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Dottie Ladman
party-dress5.jpgjpg party-dress5.jpg manage 49 K 25 Jul 2022 - 02:13 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iris of Sissinghurst-United Kingdom
partydress01.jpgjpg partydress01.jpg manage 66 K 29 Feb 2016 - 15:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Kelways-United Kingdom
partydress1.jpgjpg partydress1.jpg manage 27 K 03 Dec 2018 - 23:56 Main.TLaurin Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
partydress9.JPGJPG partydress9.JPG manage 480 K 09 Nov 2020 - 16:47 Main.TLaurin Photo scanned from the 1957 Tell's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
Topic revision: r29 - 07 Feb 2024, EdenSprings
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