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■(TB) 'Pink Enchantment'

1954, Muhlestein

'Pink Enchantment' (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1953). Seedling # 51-4 (not 53-4). TB, 34" (86 cm), Early midseason bloom. Color Class-OR1, Deep pink self, beard pinkish red. 'Raspberry Ice Cream' X Muhlestein seedling #49-11 (sister to 'Pink Fulfillment'). Tell 1954. Honorable Mention 1954; Judge's Choice 1954, Judges Choice 1955; Award of Merit 1957.

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Photo by HIPS ArchivesPhoto by Verna Laurin -1961 AIS Convention-Presbys Garden


From Fleur de Lis Gardens catalog 1956: PINK ENCHANTMENT (Muhl. 1954) E. M. 36 in. (Raspberry Ice Cream x Sib to Pink Fulfillment). The deepest and truest in color of any pink we have seen. The flowers are not as large as those of Pink Fulfillment or June Meredith, nor as well formed; but the color alone will simply bowl you over. A brilliant cerise pink beard adds to the already stunning color. H. M. 1954. Net 35.00.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: PINK ENCHANTMENT (Muhlestein '54) E-M-34" Deepest & truest in color of any pink I have seen. Not as large as Pink Fulfillment, but the color alone will simply bowl you over. A brilliant cerise pink beard adds to the already stunning color. A remarkable parent for deepening pink color. Pollen usually good. Has already yielded the enchanting Frosted Lace. JC'55; AM'57. Raspberry Ice Cream 49-11. Regularly $5.00; on $10 order $3.75; on $25 order $2.95.


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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-- BobPries - 2011-03-07
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Topic revision: r14 - 05 Mar 2023, TerryLaurin
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