Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Heartbreaker'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Heartbreaker
Hybridized by Hall
Registered or introduced: 1964
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Class:

Tall Bearded (TB)

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Awards (if applicable):

Honorable Mention

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Macy, Indiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Sep 29, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 1965

Positive

On Feb 25, 2006, TBGDN from (Zone 5a) wrote:

HEARTBREAKER (D. Hall, R. 1964). Sdlg. 59-30. TB 36" M. O1P."Light pink self; pink beard. 38-57 X 57-40., Cooley '1964. HM 1965." (The preceding information is from the American Iris Society Check List data base.) In today's world of modern irises this is considered a historic or antique iris; one well worth the time to grow! For those of us who wonder about the 'good ole days' in iris breeding, Heartbreaker conjures up images of what an early pink iris looked like. This is one of the finest light pink historic irises I've seen (and grow). It is a pure classic in form, color and beauty! Very, very nice! Exceptionally hardy and relatively carefree here (5a/b).