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Feb 3, 2021 6:46 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
SONGBIRD GARDENS
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
Hello, I was gifted with a certificate from Schreiner's and was looking at the pinks. I love the new POP THE QUESTION but will wait until the price drops a little.

Any grow I PINK I CAN and PINKING OF YOU? I was wondering which is best. I added STRAWBERRY SHAKE last Fall. Thanks for any input.
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Feb 3, 2021 2:13 PM CST
Name: Wheezy
Cincinnati (Zone 6a)
Irises Dog Lover Frogs and Toads Bee Lover Region: Ohio
I don't seem to have any pink selfs, but I think Pinking of You is really cute. I do so like Sixtine's Pink Lovey dubby , but I haven't been growing irises long enough to have the confidence to buy a $40 iris *Blush* . (lol *yet*)

You'll have to let us know how Strawberry Shake works out for you this year. Speaking only for myself, from 6a, I'm always interested to know what is doing well in my general neck of the woods.
The Allergic Gardener salutes all of you wheezing on your hands and knees in the garden for love of your flowers.
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Feb 3, 2021 2:15 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
I don't grow I Pink I Can, but I do grow Pinking of You, which is the daughter of I Pink I Can. I would regard Pinking of You and Anna Belle Babson as my two pinkest pinks, but of those two, Anna Belle Babson is the one that really glows vivid pink in the afternoon or morning sun.

I also love Beverly Sills for its floriferous vigor, though it is more apricot. I have Vanity, too, but I accidentally stepped on its bloom stalk last year, so I am eagerly awaiting its bloom this spring.

You can compare my photos on the database for Pinking of You, Anna Belle Babson, and Beverly Sills. In the database page for Pinking of You, scroll down for my two photos of it. The photo to the right, showing it pinker, is the more accurate depiction of is color. These photos were all taken with the same camera.

Beverly Sills: clump shot, backlit



Pinking of You (my picture with the more accurate color)



Anna Belle Babson: this is the one that really glows, as you can see by both my shot and Irislady's.



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Feb 3, 2021 2:16 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Strawberry Shake does well here in my 5b garden.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Feb 4, 2021 9:20 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
SONGBIRD GARDENS
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
Hi, Paul
Thanks for your input. I am looking forward to seeing them bloom.

I love the darker beard on Pinking of You.
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Feb 4, 2021 7:42 PM CST
Name: Katy
Clovis, New Mexico, USA (Zone 7a)
Bookworm
My pinks at this moment are a good night kiss, and Pricilla of Corinth, and I have Anaconda Love which is part pink.
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Feb 4, 2021 9:08 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
SONGBIRD GARDENS
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
MamaFan, I am hoping Strawberry Shake is a good grower. I just love the ruffles!

ode:
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Feb 7, 2021 4:50 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
'Magical' (Ghio 2008) is a strong growing pink Wister Medal winner. I highly recommend it.

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Feb 7, 2021 6:00 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
I planted Magical last summer, as well as Double Platinum, and can hardly wait for them to bloom! Another gorgeous bi-tone pink is Pond Lily

Pond Lily


It won both the Franklin Cook Memorial Medal and the Wister Medal.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Feb 7, 2021 6:14 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
Here is Double Platinum, which has won both the Award of Merit and the Franklin Cook Memorial Medal:

-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Feb 7, 2021 9:01 PM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
Its hard to go wrong with Ghio Pinks.
I get bored easy and Irises Don’t Bore Me!!!
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Feb 7, 2021 10:53 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
Daisy, I have been growing 'Pond Lily' for years. It is one of my early blooming iris and a very reliable bloomer, as well as being gorgeous. I love it and have it growing in about three different places in my garden!

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Feb 8, 2021 5:05 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
SONGBIRD GARDENS
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
Thank you for the input. All very pretty and I look for award winners too.
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Feb 8, 2021 9:18 AM CST
Name: Derylin
Louisville ,Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Amaryllis Vegetable Grower Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Peonies Irises Houseplants
Hibiscus Herbs Dog Lover Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Kentucky
'Strawberry Shake' is one of my all time favorite pinks.It has not done well for me in Louisville after the first year it bloomed..I bought it again because I love it so much and planted it last summer. Crossing Fingers!
'Magical 'is another one I just love.
I thought about buying' Pinking of You 'because of it's color, but haven't.
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Feb 9, 2021 9:50 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Pretty Kitty is my best performing pink, always booms, grows well and has nice form.

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Catch My Breath is a beautiful kind of muted blended color pink, Grows OK here, but not fast.

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Don't stop Believing, Pink with blue highlights and blue beard. Good grower and bloomer, Very tall, and can be blown over if not staked, but a reliable bloomer.

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Fantasy In Pink is a good grower and performer here. Also good parent.

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Marital Bliss is another nice pink that I like a lot.

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My Cher Of Happiness bloomed regularly, but the form wasn't consistently nice, and since I needed the space this one got re-homed.

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Peace Keeper is a nice light pink one, grows well too.

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Picture Book is a consistently good performing pink, lots of ruffles and decent grower here.


Poodle Parade just bloomed for the first time here last year, Did well, haven't had it long enough to see how will it will perform over time.

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I've had Star Turn since a new introduction and it bloomed for the first time last summer. Nearly lost it to rot, but it made a comeback.


Still The One is an amazing flower. A bit more subtle then my picture in the sun shows, but very nicely formed and consistent bloomer here.

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Sugar High is a lovely ruffled flower, some blue blends in the beard, but a nice pink.


Wait A Minute is another very nice pink, bloomed last summer after being planted the year before. I haven't had it long enough to know it's long term growth habits.

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What A Beauty, another spectacular flower, not a fast grower, but sure is a beauty.

I didn't mention other pink irises that I have that have been presented above by other people. Smiling
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Feb 9, 2021 8:22 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
Tom, do you have Pinking of You ? I know it was listed before, but I'm curious to compare your bloom (if you have it) next to your other pinks.
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Feb 10, 2021 3:17 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
No I don't have that one.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Feb 11, 2021 12:16 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
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Thumb of 2021-02-11/janielouy/967fe7 Don't Stop Believing
These three pinks outdid themselves in 6B last spring. Star Appeal is not as coral as the first picture but it is really beautiful. Strawberry Shake bloomed prolifically last year as did Don't Stop Believing.
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Feb 11, 2021 2:03 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
SONGBIRD GARDENS
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
Jane, thank for posting those pictures. Did you get an ice storm? We did! So I have been working on a puzzle and now looking at flower pics Hurray!

I am so glad that Strawberry Shake is a light baby pink, I love it!
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Feb 11, 2021 11:01 PM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
Tom/Jane: Beautiful collection of Pinks.
I get bored easy and Irises Don’t Bore Me!!!

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