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■(TB) 'Limelight'

1952, Hall

'Limelight' (David Hall, R. 1952). Seedling# 46-42. TB, 36" (91 cm). Midseason bloom. Color Class-Y3L, Light yellow with greenish, near-white, tone, on haft. (Name released by Mrs. Ethel Anson Peckham.). 'Sunray' X Hall pale pink seedling. Cooley 1952. Hign Commendation 1947, Honorable Mention 1952, Judge's Joice 1953; Award of Merit 1954.

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From Fleur De Lis Gardens catalog 1956: LIMELIGHT (D. Hall 1952) M. L. 35 in. (Sunray x Hall pink No. 46-42). A novel but very lovely new iris, this is a blending of canary yellow and greenish lemon. The flowers are nicely formed and have a deep lacy, chantilly like edging. A. M. 1954. 5.00.
From Walter Marx Gardens catalog 1957: LIMELIGHT (Hall 1952) Each 3.00. One of the most novel iris we have ever offered and one of the most beautiful as well. Lace-like canary yellow blossoms of great size with a discernible greenish yellow cast are freely produced on 35 inch stems. Unquestionably an all-yellow flower with only a somewhat lighter area on both the standards and falls with frilled and serrated edging. The cool refreshing air of the flower make it all the more irresistible. Medium late. HM 1952, AM 1954.


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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LimeLightBHI2.JPGJPG LimeLightBHI2.JPG manage 77 K 22 Aug 2021 - 02:06 UnknownUser Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
LimelightBHI.JPGJPG LimelightBHI.JPG manage 1 MB 10 Nov 2015 - 17:43 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
LimelightBHI.jpgjpg LimelightBHI.jpg manage 74 K 19 Nov 2011 - 15:43 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
limelight02.jpgjpg limelight02.jpg manage 79 K 11 Jun 2014 - 17:18 UnknownUser Photo by Rosalie Figge
limelight1.JPGJPG limelight1.JPG manage 441 K 18 Aug 2020 - 18:22 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1957 Schreiners catalogue by Terry Laurin
limelight2.JPGJPG limelight2.JPG manage 406 K 09 Nov 2020 - 16:38 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1957 C.A. Cruickshank catalogue by Terry Laurin
limelight3.JPGJPG limelight3.JPG manage 355 K 20 Jan 2021 - 03:39 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1965 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
limelight4.JPGJPG limelight4.JPG manage 223 K 15 Feb 2021 - 03:37 UnknownUser Photo scanned from the 1955 Cooley's Iris Gardens catalogue by Terry Laurin
limelight_fl.jpgjpg limelight_fl.jpg manage 55 K 13 Aug 2012 - 12:52 IrisP  
Topic revision: r25 - 25 Aug 2022, davepote
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