Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: George Sutton
Year Of Registration: 2005
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 2006
Seedling Number: L-38
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid Late
Flower Form: Ruffled
Bloom Color Classification: Orchid
Flower Patterns: Bicolor
Bloom Color Description: Cream standards infused pale pink; white falls overlaid and veined shades of bluebird blue
Beard Color: Red orange, white at end
Fragrance: Slight
Awards: Honorable Mention: 2008

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: H-179: (Mesmerizer x Sweet Musette) X Super Dancer
Child plants: 4 child plants

Common names
  • Iris
  • Tall Bearded Iris

Photo Gallery
Location: Chino Valley Arizona
Date: 2021-05-03
Location: Sussex, UK
Date: 7 June 2021
You have to love a mass planting of Achy Breaky Heart in the even
Location: Mount Enterprise, Texas
Date: 2024-04-02
Location: Ramona, CA
Date: 2019-04-08
Location: Jones OK,
Date: 2016-04-13
Achy Breaky Heart
Location: Sussex, UK
Date: Early June 2021
Location: Sussex, UK
Date: Early June 2021
Location: Cisco, Tx 
Date: 2021-04-15
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2018-04-13

Achy Breaky Heart

Photo courtesy of Iris City Gardens

Photo courtesy of Sutton's Iris Gardens
Location: Jones OK,
Date: 2014
Achy Breaky Heart

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