Hi Time

Dave Hall, R. 1948 / I. 1950
Iris Class:
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Fall Color:
Standard Color:
Beard Color:
Orange/Deep Yellow
Hall, David
GG eligible - endangered

Full Description

TB 34″ M R4L

From Cooley’s Gardens catalog for 1951: “(Hall, 1950) A lustrous golden apricot color, called by some peach-pink although not actually a pink at all. It has a full deep tangerine beard and is a self with no haft markings. The medium large flowers of heavy silk texture have fine form and are carried on 34-inch, well branched, strong stems. Hi-Time [sic?] has very dark blue-green foliage that is unusually resistant to leaf spot; a vigorous grower and free bloomer. It was selected for the Wisley Trial Gardens and a picture of it appears in the 1948 year book of the English Iris Society. The Royal Horticultural Society featured it in color in the November, 1948 issue of its Journal.”

From Wild’s of Missouri catalog for 1954: “A lustrous golden apricot color, with a full deep tangerine beard. The medium large flowers of heavy silky texture have fine form and are carried on well branched strong stems.”

From Lyon’s Irisland catalog for 1955: “A luminous self of golden apricot color, with a deep tangerine beard. There are no haft markings to detract from the soft shimmering beauty of this delicately tinted flower. Medium large in size, fine texture and form.”

(#42-07, flamingo pi Sdlg. X Premier Peach), HM 1950.

Note: While listed in the 1949 CL without a dash, Cooley’s, who introduced David Hall’s irises, consistently printed it as Hi-Time, as did other catalogs of the time.