■(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.
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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.
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