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■(TB) 'Happy Halo'

1973, Gibson

'Happy Halo' (James Gibson, R. 1972). Seedling# 50-7D. TB, 34" (86 cm), Midseason bloom. White ground plicata with aster violet markings, light green veining on falls; cadmium orange beard. Seedling# 142-4A X seedling# 29-5C: ('Villa Shimmer' x 'April Melody'). Gibson 1973. Honorable Mention 1974.

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From AIS Bulletin #209 April 1973 Introducing HAPPY HALO '73. M. 34". $25.00. This ruffled plicata, 5" X 7", is distinctive with its form and color. It received much favorable comment in the garden and slides shown, where it was known as 50-7D. Many viewers called it pink and white in effect. The flower is of excellent form, ruffled and laced, with white ground overlaid with a bright aster violet. The falls are broad, "3-1/2", flaring and leather like in texture. The fluted, ruffled and lightly laced rim is asterviolet over a sparkling white ground. Gibson's Iris Garden.
50-7D was as outstanding here as it seemed when I saw it in Jim's garden a year ago. Its large, nicely formed flowers, ruffled and with some lace, are pink-orchid on white ground. You will not overlook it, I assure you. [Jones, Bennett C. (1972). Oregon in ’72, American Iris Society Bulletin 204(January 1972), 19.]

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