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■(TB) 'Happy Birthday'

1952, Hall

'Happy Birthday' (David Hall, R. 1952). TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-OR1, Self, light pink except for little salmon shading at haft; bright red-orange beard. (Name transferred by registrant from former seedling registered 1951, not introduced.). Two Hall pink seedlings. Cooley 1952. Honorable Mention 1952; Judge's Joice 1953; Award of Merit 1954; Award of Merit Royal Horticultural Society 1958. Cooley 1952.

Additional nursery catalog references where this iris was sold: Rainbow 1958.

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From Rainbow Hybridizing Gardens catalog 1963: HAPPY BIRTHDAY (Hall '52) EM-ML-36". Close to top of Dave Hall's creations. Imagine a flow~r in the deep rich pink coloring of Heritage but twice as large. Flowers are beautifully ruffled. Has lots of vigor, w111 form a heavy blooming clump for you in a hurry. Very long bloommg season. May repeat in fall. Far surpasses all other non-horned Iris as potent parent producing advanced spooned & flounced Iris when crossed w1th members of my 3 horned races. AM'54: RU-Dykes'56 '57 '59. From Hall flamingo pinks. Note Happy Birthday in parentage of 10 of my new Flounced, Spooned & Horned beauties. Regularly $1.50; on 10 order $1.15 on S25 order 95c.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- RolandDejoux - 2009-12-22
  • May I have permission to use one of these photos of the lovely Happy Birthday iris? To post in fond memory of a relative whose birthday is in April. Thank you. -- WikiGuest - 19 Apr 2023
  • Just mention the picture was taken from the AIS Iris Encyclopedia - 19APR2023 - Photo Manager
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HappyBirthday01.jpgjpg HappyBirthday01.jpg manage 70 K 24 Nov 2014 - 20:02 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Happy_Birthday1-HIPS.jpgjpg Happy_Birthday1-HIPS.jpg manage 15 K 06 Dec 2010 - 19:09 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Happy_Birthday_Hall_1952.jpejpe Happy_Birthday_Hall_1952.jpe manage 71 K 22 Dec 2009 - 11:27 Main.Laymont+ photo Blue J Iris
IMG_4867.jpgjpg IMG_4867.jpg manage 57 K 17 Feb 2017 - 20:18 UnknownUser Taken in Doris Rebert's garden 2013, Westminster, MD
IMG_4869.jpgjpg IMG_4869.jpg manage 57 K 17 Feb 2017 - 20:17 UnknownUser Taken in Doris Rebert's garden 2013, Westminster, MD
TbHappyBirthdayEJ.jpgjpg TbHappyBirthdayEJ.jpg manage 58 K 16 Aug 2012 - 18:24 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Elm Jensen
happy-birthday1-08.jpgjpg happy-birthday1-08.jpg manage 42 K 11 Jul 2010 - 05:20 Main.mikeu Happy Birthday by Mike Unser
happy-birthday1.jpgjpg happy-birthday1.jpg manage 35 K 11 Jul 2010 - 05:15 Main.mikeu Happy Birthday by Mike Unser
happy-birthday2-08.jpgjpg happy-birthday2-08.jpg manage 37 K 11 Jul 2010 - 05:18 Main.mikeu Happy Birthday by Mike Unser
happy-birthday2.jpgjpg happy-birthday2.jpg manage 32 K 11 Jul 2010 - 05:16 Main.mikeu Happy Birthday by Mike Unser
happy-birthday4-08.jpgjpg happy-birthday4-08.jpg manage 58 K 11 Jul 2010 - 05:16 Main.mikeu Happy Birthday by Mike Unser
happybirthday08.JPGJPG happybirthday08.JPG manage 400 K 19 Feb 2021 - 16:09 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1962 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
happybirthday09.JPGJPG happybirthday09.JPG manage 400 K 15 Feb 2021 - 03:20 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1955 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
happybirthday1.JPGJPG happybirthday1.JPG manage 84 K 02 Apr 2019 - 02:52 UnknownUser Photo by Don McQueen-London,Ont.-Canada Zone 5
happybirthday5.JPGJPG happybirthday5.JPG manage 123 K 27 Dec 2021 - 13:06 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
happybirthday50.JPGJPG happybirthday50.JPG manage 130 K 27 Dec 2021 - 13:06 UnknownUser Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
happybirthday7.JPGJPG happybirthday7.JPG manage 176 K 28 Jun 2023 - 20:02 UnknownUser Photo by Verna Laurin-Willowdale-ON-Canada-taken June 1959
happybirthday9.jpgjpg happybirthday9.jpg manage 61 K 10 Nov 2013 - 13:10 UnknownUser Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r30 - 28 Jun 2023, TLaurin
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