Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Breakers') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Schreiner
Year Of Registration: 1986
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1986
Seedling Number: M 39-C
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Registered Height: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bloom Season: Mid
Rebloom by Zone: Known To Rebloom Zone 5: -20° to -10°
Flower Form: Fluted
Bloom Color Classification: Violet
Flower Patterns: Self
Bloom Color Description: True blue
Beard Color: Dull blue, tipped yellow ln throat
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1988
Award of Merit: 1990

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
Parentage: Victoria Falls X I 43-C: (Shipshape x Sailor's Dance)
Child plants: 82 child plants

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Location: my zone 5 gardenDate: 2017-05-30
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: April 21, 2012
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Location: Front yardDate: 2019-04-13Several people in my iris club wanted rhizomes from this, includi
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Location: CaliforniaDate: 2013-05-16Breakers in the afternoon sun.
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Location: Kaunas, Lithuania, EUDate: 2012-06-19
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Location: Algonquin, ILDate: 2015-06-04This is not lavender - it is a beautiful bright blue!  Super tall
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Location: God's Garden - Atwater CADate: April 2014
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Comments:
Posted by KentPfeiffer (Southeast Nebraska - Zone 5b) on Mar 22, 2012 10:35 AM

Doesn't seem true blue to my eye. Known to rebloom, but hasn't done so here (zone 5b).

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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This is a beautiful blue - it is not lavender or light blue by ljb5966 Jun 8, 2015 1:11 PM 0
Breakers reblooming by IrisHart Dec 10, 2015 8:05 PM 0
Bloomin time comes to Cheese Land by tveguy3 Oct 30, 2020 9:17 PM 962
Better Late Than Never.... by LizinElizabeth Jun 23, 2019 7:10 PM 76
What Did You Lose Over Winter? by evelyninthegarden Jun 2, 2020 12:12 AM 78
Monty Byers - What a run he had. How many Byers irises do you have? by UndyingLight May 15, 2019 6:52 AM 16
Bloomin time in Cheese head country! by tveguy3 Mar 1, 2020 9:50 PM 544
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Best bets for a newbie, zone 5B by Keysfins Aug 19, 2018 3:43 PM 40
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
I think I am too old for this. by caitlinsgarden Mar 12, 2019 11:53 AM 57
Some Color comes to Wisconsin! by tveguy3 Jul 18, 2018 9:08 AM 686
Blooms 2018 by cliftoncat Jan 2, 2019 4:17 PM 2,872
Top Ten picks! by bluegrassmom Jun 13, 2019 8:51 PM 43
Which Irises have you parted ways with and why -- 2017 by lovemyhouse May 13, 2017 4:51 AM 58
"Goners" 2017 by UndertheSun Jan 12, 2018 10:49 AM 932
Story Time by Polymerous Jan 17, 2017 7:35 AM 52
Color Mixing by Dachsylady86 Jan 20, 2017 2:51 PM 231

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