Irises forum: A perfect pink iris?

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 19, 2012 12:27 PM CST
I've grown iris since the 1970's and have always loved pinks. I've planted many of them over the years and found them beautiful but always wished they were "pinker". This one is pretty close to perfect in my eye. I love pinks from the blue side. 'Star Appeal' Ghio 2009
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Jan
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philljm
May 19, 2012 12:57 PM CST
Oh that IS beautiful. I don't have any pink, because I am not a pastel type of person, but THAT one might make me change my mind. Thanks for posting it ~Jan
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 19, 2012 1:59 PM CST
Wow, that is really true pink, most of them tend to be on the choral end of the color spectrum. My list keeps growing and growing!
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
May 19, 2012 2:05 PM CST
Paul, the color of your STAR APPEAL is incredible! I wish it had looked like that for me... Here was my best picture of it in my garden last year -- not at all the same!
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And of course you already know I have a favorite pink -- PICTURE BOOK! It's quite pastel, but boy is it ever beautiful and bubbly!
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I hope others will post their favorite pinks -- this is fun!

Betty
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 19, 2012 2:29 PM CST
Betty.....I have Picture Book coming this year on your recommendation. I'm pleased with Star Appeal and the color. I am surprised how much it differs from your pictures. I'm going to take more pictures tonight if it doesn't fold but more blooms are coming. Hollywood Star is starting to open and should be ready for the camera tomorrow. It looks promising but not quite as pink. Perhaps I am watching them to close *Blush* Lovey dubby No perhaps about it.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
May 19, 2012 3:41 PM CST
Paul, our baking heat here really affects the colors of my irises, especially later in the season. It was up to around 100 at least twice during this year's season, and I'm just thankful that the flowers I had looked as good as they did. My DODGER BLUE and MERCHANT MARINE were more on the pale blue side, but I'll take it!

Now HOLLYWOOD STAR I like better. It didn't bloom this year and I almost decided to give it away, but I think I'll move it to my front yard instead, and maybe it will like it better. It had better color for me, and also a little more ruffling.

HOLLYWOOD STAR
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Betty
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 19, 2012 4:00 PM CST
I like Guardian Angel also. It is pink from the coral side. Not the best stem this year.
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
May 19, 2012 5:07 PM CST
I love the pinks being posted. Every time I go to a site to see the pinks, they are always sold out. But I'm not giving up, I'll find a pink and with your posts I'll google to see what I find. I tip my hat to you.
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
May 19, 2012 9:07 PM CST
I think GUARDIAN ANGEL is beautiful too!

Betty
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
May 19, 2012 9:20 PM CST
Here is Hollywood Star....Just opened and I'm please.....almost a Lilac Pink like Hamblen's Lilac Flame from years ago. I'll post more of it tomorrow.

Here is Star Appeal....I think 3rd day. It will close tonight but still nice color.
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Glad I'm not forced to pick a favorite.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
May 20, 2012 1:19 PM CST
I too like the blue pinks my favorite this year so far was a seedling that I saw in California it was great I dont know if it will be introduced I think it was fairly new but from what I saw there are some amazing things coming in pinks and light color pinks Im hoping to see the new Keppel one this year
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
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Betja
May 20, 2012 1:27 PM CST
Is the pink in your picture the seedling you liked so much? And if so, can you tell me the hybridizer or what garden you saw it in? I like to try to be aware of what's coming. That's a beauty -- reminds me very much of PICTURE BOOK.

Betty
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
May 20, 2012 1:37 PM CST
I splurged this year and have Keppel's Strawberry Shake and Black's Flamingo Frenzy coming....also Pretty Kitty. That is a lovely pink Aruba....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
May 20, 2012 1:42 PM CST
Betty yes it was my favorite of that color in pink, and this one was another real beauty that was light pink these were taken at Joe Ghios I dont know if we will ever see them they were pretty new he had so many great ones in all different colors and patterns I think his seedlings were my favorite part of the whole trip
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
May 20, 2012 1:45 PM CST
Paul those are the ones I want to see up close or a picture of them the catalogs usually do not do them justice.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 20, 2012 1:50 PM CST
Aruba, I have Strawberry Shake ordered, so I'll be interested in any pics you take of it on your trip! Also Joviality, a yellow.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
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Betja
May 20, 2012 3:48 PM CST
Seems like you can't beat those Ghio bubble ruffles!

Betty

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