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■(TB) 'Pink Fulfillment'

1954, Muhlestein

'Pink Fulfillment' (Tell Muhlestein, R. 1951) Seedling #49-11C. TB, 38" (97 cm), Midseason to late bloom. Pink self. seedling #47-72: ('Gold Ruffles' x seedling #45-64-1A: ('Alice Harding' x Loomis "Type Dore")) X 'Pink Formal'. Tell 1954. High Commendation 1952, Honorable Mention 1954; Judges' Choice 1954, President's Cup 1954; Judges' Choice 1955; Award of Merit 1956.

The early version of President's Cup was awarded from 1947 thru 1955 when the name was changed to the Franklin Cook Memorial Cup. In the AIS Encyclopedia this early award is listed under the Franklin Cook Memorial Cup which is where the above President's Cup link points to.

See below:


From Fleur de Lis Gardens catalog 1956: PINK FULFILLMENT (Muhl. 1954) M. L. 38 in. ((Gold Ruffles x (Alice Harding x Loomis Type Dore)) x Pink Formal. Top winner on the 1954 Honorable Mention list, this is a large, semi-flaring flower of soft true pink. The flowers are stylishly formed with broad heavily substanced petals. Proving to be a very fine parent. H. M. 1954.35.00.
From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: PINK FULFILLMENT (Muhlestein '54) ML-38". See Color photo. Tell's fabulous flamingo, winner of '54 President's Cup, in heavy demand. I advise ordering the day this catalog reaches you. A pink that sets a new standard for size, substance, quality, real beauty. Full round, flaring flowers with broad, heavily-substanced petals. Proving to be one of the most remarkable breeders for superb new pinks ever known. The one cross "Party Dress X Pink Fulfillment" has already yielded at least three very outstanding Iris: June Meredith, First Curtain and Late Apricot. Now it's your turn to get in on the excitement! HM'54; AM'56. Involving Gold Ruffles, Alice Harding and Type Dore. Regularly $6.00; on $10 order $4.80; on $25 order $3.95.


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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-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07
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