Breck's® Dwarf Bearded Iris Collection

Breck's® Dwarf Bearded Iris Collection

  • Light

    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Size

  • Zone

  • Bloom Time

    Early to late spring and some varieties bloom again in late summer-early fall.
  • Height

    6 - 15 inches
  • Soil Requirement

    Well drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils although.
  • Deer Resistant

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Breck's® Dwarf Bearded Iris Collection Description

A Perennial Favourite for Decades
Breeders started developing dwarf bearded irises in the1930s. By the 1950s, interest in them had soared. Today, these star performers are still a favourite among gardeners because of their early blooms, hardiness and carefree nature. Simply plant these pretty, petite perennials and then watch them flower and thrive for years to come!

Don't Sell These Early Bloomers Short
For iris lovers who tend to get a little antsy waiting for flowering season, we heartily recommend dwarf bearded irises. Imagine looking out over your early spring landscape and seeing it abloom with drifts of lovely irises. Breck's® proudly offers a brand new collection of these plucky little beauties that bloom at the first sign of warm spring weather, before their taller cousins. Their fan-shaped flowers, while smaller, are completely formed in miniature with standards, beards and falls. Because dwarf bearded irises are vigourous, long-lived perennials, their carpets of colour expand yearly to create generous displays in gardens and rockeries—even beneath trees. Plant them in sun or partial shade. Their smaller size makes them a great choice for brightening up borders, pots and planters. Easy to grow in zones 4-9, dwarf bearded irises are deer resistant and often fragrant. Some even rebloom later in the season. What they lack in size, they more than make up for in looks and personality!

This collection includes one each of the following varieties:

  • Ultimate: Medium yellow standards contrast beautifully with mahogany falls, which sport a few golden rays on the haft. This multiple award winner exudes a slight spicy fragrance. Grows 13" tall.

  • Riveting: Gorgeous, ruffled flowers are white with large, dark blue-purple spots on the falls. Light yellow beards are tipped white. Blooms have a noticeable spicy fragrance. Multiple award winner. Grows 15" tall.

  • Fuzzy Slippers: With its apricot and orange petals and large, bright orange beards, this diminutive darling will illuminate any springtime border or bouquet. Grows 6" tall.

  • Trajectory: Winner of the prestigious John C. Wister Medal. Dark blue-purple standards and slightly darker blue-purple falls with white luminata patches. Beards are white, blooms smell spicy. Grows 10–12" tall.

  • Forever Blue:Here's an award-winning rebloomer whose pretty, pale blue standards and falls are washed with violet. Dark blue beards add nice contrast. Flowers early in spring and again in fall. Grows 12" tall.

  • Cat's Eye: Compact clumps of rich rose-red blooms bear deep red centres on the falls. This multiple award winner will add exotic colour to pots, border fronts or sunny rockeries. Grows 15" tall.


  • Botanical NameCollection of various Dwarf Iris (Iris germanica/pumila)
  • FormPerennial
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering TimeEarly to late spring and some varieties bloom again in late summer-early fall.
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Flower ColorCollection of various dwarf iris in an wide range of colors
  • Flower FormFlowers are fan-shaped, with three drooping petals called falls and three upright petals called standards.
  • Foliage TypeGlaucous-green, sword-like fans of stiff upright leaves with some dying back in colder climates in winter.
  • Growth RateMedium
  • Height/Habit6 - 15 inches
  • Spread12 - 15 inches
  • Planting InstructionsSet rhizome so bottom half is below ground level. Firm well and water thoroughly. Plant where they will get at least 5 hours of sun per day.
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained preferred. Quite tolerant of a wide range of soils although.
  • Will TolerateAcidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • PruningRemove spent flower stems after blooming. In late fall, cut back foliage to 6" fans. Clean plant debris before winter to prevent borers overwintering.

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  • Iris
    Zones Shipping Dates Last Order Date
    3AB - 6AB 8/8/22 - 10/28/22 10/24/2022
    7AB - 10AB 8/22/22 - 11/11/22 11/7/2022
  • Bulbs from Holland
    Zones Shipping Dates
    3AB - 10AB 9/19/22 - 12/9/22
    Last Order Date 12/5/22
  • Bareroot Perennials
    Zones Shipping Dates Last Order Date
    3 - 6 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 11/7/22
    7 - 10 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 11/21/22
  • Hedges and Shrubs
    Zones Shipping Dates Last Order Date
    3 - 7 10/3/22 - 11/4/22 10/31/22
    8 - 10 10/3/22 - 11/18/22 11/14/22
  • House Plants
    Zones Shipping Dates Last Order Date
    3AB - 6AB 7/11/22 - 10/21/22 10/17/2022
    7AB - 10AB 7/11/22 - 11/4/22 10/31/22
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