■(TB) 'Happy Birthday'
, R. 1952). TB, height 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; Award of Merit 1954; Award of Merit Royal Horticultural Society 1958. Cooley 1952.
Additional nursery catalog references where this iris was sold: Rainbow 1958.
| 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
| FURTHER CULTURAL INFORMATION
| 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.
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