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■(TB) 'Pink Taffeta'

1968, Rudolph

'Pink Taffeta' (Nate Rudolph, R. 1965). Seedling #65-29. TB, 31" (79 cm). Early to midseason bloom. Color Class-R3L, Standards rose-pink (Wilson 427/1); falls rose-pink (427/2). Seedling #63-29 (Fay seedling #56-06: sibling to 'Arctic Flame' x seedling #59-31) X seedling #61-42 ('Pink Ice' x seedling #59-55). Moldovan 1968. Favorite Guest 1968; Honorable Mention 1969; Judges Choice 1969, 1970; Fred and Barbara Walther Cup 1970; Franklin Cook Cup, 1970; Award of Merit 1971; American Dykes Medal 1975.

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PINK TAFFETA and 'PINK DIVINITY' are of very similar pink color. PINK TAFFETA is the award winner and is deserving of the awards it has won. PINK DIVINITY may have a slight edge in the form department, but it comes in second in increase. It is deserving of more recognition. [Mullin, Ron (1971). Irises I Like, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 12.]
PINK TAFFETA (Rudolph) - Well, Mr. Rudolph did make the Dykes with this one. A beautiful taller lighter pink than PINK SLEIGH with more ruffling than lace. It does forget to bloom sometimes but has good plant habits and nice stalks. [Perry Dyer, “A Tall bearded Collection for the Beginner”, The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 237 (April 1980): 36.]
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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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-- MichaelGreenfield - 2010-01-07
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PinkTaffeta02.JPGJPG PinkTaffeta02.JPG manage 62 K 28 Aug 2021 - 03:16 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
PinkTaffeta07.JPGJPG PinkTaffeta07.JPG manage 55 K 08 Apr 2014 - 14:06 UnknownUser Photo by Blue J Iris
PinkTaffeta08.JPEGJPEG PinkTaffeta08.JPEG manage 13 K 10 May 2014 - 14:35 UnknownUser Photo courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
PinkTaffeta4.JPGJPG PinkTaffeta4.JPG manage 94 K 08 Dec 2016 - 16:04 UnknownUser Photo by Judy Schneider-The Shady Spot
PinkTaffeta5.jpgjpg PinkTaffeta5.jpg manage 52 K 29 Nov 2013 - 15:46 UnknownUser Photo by South Jersey Iris
PinkTaffeta50.jpgjpg PinkTaffeta50.jpg manage 51 K 19 Apr 2022 - 13:42 UnknownUser Photo by South Jersey Iris
PinkTaffetakp.JPGJPG PinkTaffetakp.JPG manage 73 K 26 Dec 2012 - 19:58 KentPfeiffer Taken at the Sass Memorial Garden near Ashland, Nebraska on May 4, 2012
Pink_Taffeta.jpgjpg Pink_Taffeta.jpg manage 40 K 07 Jan 2010 - 01:42 MichaelGreenfield Photo by Mike Greenfield
Pink_Taffeta_fl.jpgjpg Pink_Taffeta_fl.jpg manage 44 K 19 Feb 2011 - 06:35 IrisP  
Pinktaf01.JPGJPG Pinktaf01.JPG manage 61 K 23 Mar 2015 - 18:55 UnknownUser Photo by Paul Black
piktaffeta02.jpgjpg piktaffeta02.jpg manage 49 K 22 Jul 2014 - 18:51 UnknownUser Photo by Damon Gardens
pink01.jpgjpg pink01.jpg manage 70 K 04 May 2015 - 02:50 UnknownUser Photo by George Bacon-Breezeway Iris Garden
pink06.jpgjpg pink06.jpg manage 80 K 26 Jun 2015 - 03:14 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
pinktafetta02.jpgjpg pinktafetta02.jpg manage 32 K 04 Dec 2018 - 16:36 UnknownUser Photo by Iriszkert Szasz-Hungary.
pinktafetta6.JPGJPG pinktafetta6.JPG manage 65 K 05 Jul 2014 - 02:00 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Bee Warburton slide collection
pinktaffeta01.jpgjpg pinktaffeta01.jpg manage 50 K 22 Dec 2014 - 13:10 UnknownUser Photo by Exline Iris Garden
pinktaffeta02.JPGJPG pinktaffeta02.JPG manage 412 K 14 Feb 2021 - 03:11 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1976 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
pinktaffeta07.JPGJPG pinktaffeta07.JPG manage 200 K 24 Mar 2020 - 14:20 UnknownUser Photo by Rene Martin-France
pinktaffeta08.JPGJPG pinktaffeta08.JPG manage 182 K 24 Mar 2020 - 14:18 UnknownUser Photo by Rene Martin-France
pinktaffeta09.jpgjpg pinktaffeta09.jpg manage 80 K 14 Jun 2014 - 20:53 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
pinktaffeta1.jpgjpg pinktaffeta1.jpg manage 92 K 22 Apr 2016 - 14:37 UnknownUser Photo by HIPS Archives
pinktaffeta2.JPGJPG pinktaffeta2.JPG manage 277 K 27 Apr 2017 - 21:15 UnknownUser Photo by Wisconsin Iris Society
pinktaffeta4.jpgjpg pinktaffeta4.jpg manage 61 K 13 Nov 2013 - 15:14 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
pinktaffeta9.jpgjpg pinktaffeta9.jpg manage 93 K 14 Jun 2014 - 20:55 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the Rosalie Figge slide collection
Topic revision: r52 - 04 Apr 2024, dougchyz
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