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■(TB) 'Hit Parade'

1947, Hall

'Hit Parade' (David Hall, R. 1945). TB, 34", Midseason bloom. Color Class -R4L. From two flamingo pink seedlings. Hallcroft 1947.

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From Hallcroft Iris catalog, 1949: HIT PARADE. Another flamingo pink, with some ruffling, good form and substance, and a little larger flower than Courtier and Floradora, carried on a well branched strong 34-inch stem. The color is lighter than Courtier and slightly deeper than Floradora, and has the characteristic tangerine beard. All these flamingo pinks are free bloomers and increase rapidly. $10.00
Hit Parade (Hall '47)—Tall peach, smaller than Cherie and more peach in tone. Winegar, Nina N. (1949). Iris Time in the Rockies, American Iris Society Bulletin 116(January 1950), 69.

HIT PARADE (D. Hall '47). E.-M. (Sister to Courtier.) Large pink with deep tangerine beard. Parent to the new Ballerina...$2.50. [Tell's catalog 1952]


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.

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I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
HitParade01.JPGJPG HitParade01.JPG manage 61 K 24 Nov 2014 - 22:08 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HitParade02.JPGJPG HitParade02.JPG manage 79 K 19 Aug 2021 - 01:32 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HitParade12BHI.jpgjpg HitParade12BHI.jpg manage 57 K 21 Apr 2012 - 18:20 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
HitParadeAA.jpgjpg HitParadeAA.jpg manage 32 K 05 Mar 2011 - 20:38 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Argyle Acres
hitparade5.JPGJPG hitparade5.JPG manage 126 K 16 Apr 2024 - 01:34 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
hitparade50.JPGJPG hitparade50.JPG manage 163 K 16 Apr 2024 - 01:35 UnknownUser Photo by Jeff Bennett-Dry Creek Garden
Topic revision: r19 - 09 Jun 2024, davepote
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