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(TB) 'Buttercup Lane'

1941, Hall

'Buttercup Lane' (David Hall, R. 1939) TB. 30". Early bloom. Color Class-Y4D. fragrant. (('Rameses' x 'Jean Cayeux') x ('Salutation')) x 'Golden Hine'. Hall 1941. Honrable Mention 1940.

Hybridizer Ferris Gaskill (1966) comments, "On my last visit this fall of 1965—BUTTERCUP LANE, introduced by the Halls in 1941—winner of Honorable Mention the same year, is still growing vigorously in this garden in a prominent position. It has been my experience that the truly great irises of Mr. Hall and other breeders exhibit this ability to maintain their original vigor to a marked degree. What a fine thing it would indeed be, if all future introductions might be limited to those irises possessing this characteristic." (p. 10).

BUTTERCUP LANE (D. Hall 1941). Medium size rich buttercup yellow. Good growing habits and free bloomer. Blooms somewhat ruffled. Very effective in clumps. Mid-season. 30". $3.00. (Salbach, 1944, p. 5).

BUTTERCUP LANE (D. Hall 1941) M. A clear brilliant yellow that is a great favorite. The standards are closed and heavily fluted as are the semi-flaring falls. A floriferous yellow with great value for border planting. H. M., A. I. S. 1940. Per. R.[Permanent Rating] 88, 1941. 31 in. $2.00. (Fairmount, 1946, p. 6).

BUTTERCUP LANE (D. Hall, 1941). H.M., A.I.S. A very large heavily ruffled clean, light yellow shading off to a lighter color at the haft, no veining on haft, deep orange beard. The flower is very resistant to all kinds of weather. A very excellent Iris for the front of the border as it is only 31 inches tall, vigorous and free flowering. $1.00. (Longfield, 1947, p. 4).

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American Iris Society. (n.d.). Alphabetical iris check list 1949: compiled from the records of the Registrar, Charles E.F. Gersdorff and Assistant Registrar, Mrs. Walter Colquitt, (p. 62). The American Iris Society.
Carl Salbach. (1944). Catalog, 1947. The American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from
Additional Catalog References: Longfield 1947; Salbach 1945; Tell 1947.
Fairmount Gardens. (1946). Catalog, 1946. The American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia. Retrieved from
Gaskill, G. (1966). David F. Hall, An appreciation. Bulletin of the American Iris Society, 183(October 1966), 10-15.
Longfield Iris Farm. (1947). Williamson iris peonies daylilies: Catalog, 1947. Retrieved from

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