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■(TB) 'Golden Eagle'

1942, Hall

'Golden Eagle' (David Hall, R. 1942). Sdlg. #40-05. TB, 38", Early to midseason bloom. Color class Y4L. (seedling# 36-11 x 'Morocco Rose') X 'Prairie Sunset'. Hall 1942. Highly Commended 1941. Honorable Mention 1942.

Note: 'Golden Eagle' David Hall, R. 1939. TB, Mid/Late bloom. Color class Y4D. (Spring Prom x Token). Not introduced and declared obselete. Name transferred to seedling #40-05.

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Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS websiteGolden Eagle


From Carl Salbach catalog 1946: GOLDEN EAGLE (Hall 1942). Very large clear yellow self with smooth satiny finish. Blooms well placed on perfectly branched 36" stems. Both standards and falls slightly ruffled. Mid-season. $3.50.
GOLDEN EAGLE, No. 40-05, a David Hall introduction, bloomed early with SHINING WATERS and PURISSIMA. A light, glistening, yellow self, it had strong foliage, good increase and well-branched stalks. Mrs. George Gordon Pollock, Sacramento, Calif., "Reports of Regional Vice-Presidents, Region 14, Northern California, Nevada", The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 88 (January 1943): 27.
GOLDEN EAGLE ["Comments on Varieties", The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 87 (October 1942): 17: "A huge bright yellow displayed to much advantage." E. G. Lapham, Elkhart, Ind.:"A very large medium yellow. A self with flaring falls; and sturdy well-branched stalk. This iris will be popular.". Hubert A. Fischer, Lombard, Ill. :"A big, brilliant, unusual yellow with a satiny finish. Its peculiar quality seems to be that it puts intensity and brilliance into a light, clear yellow without any hint of orange or amber." E. Wills, Nashville, Tenn. :"It is difficult to decide which of the new deep yellows is at the top of the class, but GOLDEN EAGLE is a strong contender for high honors.".W. J. McKee, Worcester, Mass.
GOLDEN EAGLE (Hall) - In color, unbeatable; in form and growing habits, less than ideal. Junius P. Fishburn, "Impressions of the 1943 Season," The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 90 (July 1943): 27.
GOLDEN EAGLE "Variety Comments", The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 95 (November 1944): 52:"A very fine yellow, hard to beat. A four-star iris." Richard Goodman, Riverside, Ill.:"Have seen this in bloom in many gardens from Spartanburg to New York and failed to be impressed with it. In fact, I have discarded it from my own collection of yellows." F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y.
GOLDEN EAGLE -A satiny light yellow of great brilliance, very large and fine. Mrs. Ralph E. Ricker, "Review of the Season," The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 99 (November 1945): 33.
GOLDEN EAGLE (Hall, D., 1942): Though its form does remind one of a spread eagle because of the too long flaring falls, this is a fine iris. The color is smooth and pure. Substance is good, though the long clinging withered blooms present an unattractive sight. Growth is excellent. Sanford. In Mr. Carl Schirmer's garden, and Mr. John Grinter's garden in Independence, were both very good, but in my own garden too much flower for the stalk. Schirmer. "Varietal Comments," The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 103 (October 1946): 68.
GOLDEN EAGLE (Hall)-A brilliant large light yellow that never fails to fall all over itself in this area. Each stalk must be staked because the blooms are too huge for the stalks. Ordinarily, such an iris would be discarded, but since it is a good parent for yellows and pinks, I will keep it. I understand it stands up OK in some parts of the country. Clifford W. Benson (Mo.), “Varietal Comments,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 110 (July 1948): 95.
GOLDEN EAGLE (Hall) Large flowers, tall stalks. An excellent breeder as to seed pods and pollen-very prolific. Flower may be a bit fragile but it is much admired in my garden for the size. Miss Marguerite Reath, Bedford, Indiana, "Coast-to-Coast Comments," The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 114 (July 1949): 93.
"Golden Eagle, which in spite of its faults, still stuns more casual visitors than any other iris". John Dolman, Jr. (PA.) R. V. P., Region 3, 'Forty-Nine East," The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 115 (October 1949): 42.
From this cross 38-26 X PRAIRIE SUNSET, came an excellent yellow seedling 40-5 later to be named GOLDEN EAGLE. In his notes made that year Dave describes this seedling as follows: "40-5 (38-26 x PRAIRIE SUNSET) 40" best medium yellow—4 bloom stems. Extra well-branched—vigorous plant 15 roots first year." I might add that in 1959—nineteen years later—this iris was, in my garden, still producing blooms up to 8" in diameter. Ferris D. Gaskill, “David F. Hall, An Appreciation,” The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, No. 180 (January 1966): 12.
Additional Catalog References: Longfield 1947; Milliken 1948; Salbach 1945, 1946; Schreiner's 1944; Tell 1947.

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