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■(TB) 'Happy Hugs'

2007, Black

'Happy Hugs' ( Paul Black, R. 2007). Seedling# L43B. TB, 38" (97 cm), Late midseason bloom. Standards and style arms white; Falls same, wide creamy yellow band; beards white tipped yellow, white at end; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. 'Overjoyed' X 'Cameo Appearance'. Mid-America 2007.

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From Mid-America Garden catalog, 2007: Don't let the huggable, cheerful nature of HAPPY HUGS mislead you. It is a tough and vigorous grower, producing strong show stalks. Standards are shimmering white with centers lightly brushed yellow. White falls are widely banded medium yellow and hafts are slightly darker yellow. Yellow texture veins around yellow beards become yellow-green as they descend over the falls. Flowers are very full and round. HAPPY HUGS will make a welcome addition to your garden. Sdlg.!L43B: Overjoyed X Cameo Appearance. Photo page 3. $50.00.


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.

-- Main.RPries - 2011-03-07

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-- RolandDejoux - 2010-01-21
  • TB 'Happy Hugs' was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum , zone 4b, approximately June 3-12, in 2017 (1 bloom stalk). -- HollyJohnson2017-04-01 - 30 Aug 2017
  • TB 'Happy Hugs' has very faint purple based foliage that is visible at least during and after bloom. It does not have any purple coloring on its spathes. -- HollyJohnson2017-04-01 - 30 Aug 2017
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20170621_122438 TB Happy Hugs(2).jpgjpg 20170621_122438 TB Happy Hugs(2).jpg manage 172 K 30 Aug 2017 - 02:59 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 TB Happy Hugs has very faint purple based foliage. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b on 6/21/2017.
DSCN0246.JPGJPG DSCN0246.JPG manage 67 K 13 Apr 2010 - 04:06 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Mid-America Garden.
DSCN0370.JPGJPG DSCN0370.JPG manage 68 K 13 Apr 2010 - 04:05 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Mid-America Garden.
DSCN0371.JPGJPG DSCN0371.JPG manage 68 K 13 Apr 2010 - 04:07 Main.bjacobs Photo by Betty Jacobs. Picture taken at Mid-America Garden.
HappyHugs01.JPGJPG HappyHugs01.JPG manage 45 K 02 Oct 2014 - 19:13 UnknownUser Photo by C&T Iris Patch
Happy_Hugs_01.JPGJPG Happy_Hugs_01.JPG manage 197 K 01 May 2023 - 02:21 UnknownUser Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
Happy_Hugs_02.JPGJPG Happy_Hugs_02.JPG manage 212 K 01 May 2023 - 02:21 UnknownUser Photo by Paul Black-Mid America Garden
Happy_Hugs_07.jpgjpg Happy_Hugs_07.jpg manage 67 K 21 Jan 2010 - 16:03 Main.Laymont+ by Mid-America Garden Oregon USA
Happy_Hugs_DSD_6110.JPGJPG Happy_Hugs_DSD_6110.JPG manage 470 K 11 Apr 2023 - 05:32 SharleneSutter growing at in Oetlishausen, Switzerland - photo by Sharlene Sutter
happyhugs01.jpgjpg happyhugs01.jpg manage 65 K 15 Nov 2014 - 15:08 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
happyhugs02.jpgjpg happyhugs02.jpg manage 585 K 02 Jan 2016 - 03:20 UnknownUser Photo by Country Delight Iris
happyhugs4.jpgjpg happyhugs4.jpg manage 135 K 20 Jun 2017 - 13:52 UnknownUser Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
happyhugs5.JPGJPG happyhugs5.JPG manage 53 K 02 Jun 2013 - 17:39 UnknownUser Photo by Tara Perennial Farm, Tara, ON Canada z5a
happyhugs6.jpgjpg happyhugs6.jpg manage 21 K 11 Mar 2013 - 20:29 UnknownUser Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Iris Garden
Topic revision: r24 - 01 May 2023, TLaurin
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