Tall Bearded 36″ M
From Schreiner’s 1961 catalog: “Peer of all the flamingo-pinks to date. It is twice as large as Heritage and much the same shade of pink; deeper in color than Ballerina, much larger and more colorful than Pink Sensation. It has bowled over all who have seen it. Happy Birthday is not just a sumptuous flower … it has bold foliage, big heavy stalks, large rhizomes and increases at a rapid rate.”
From Easy Breeze Gardens 1960: “This, I believe, will hold its own with any of the Hall flamingo pink introductions. A large flowered bold growing beauty!”
(Two Hall pink sdlgs.), HM 1952, AM 1954, AM RHS 1958.
Provenance: Image 1 from Presby Iris Gardens, photo by L Munro, circa 2005.