Breck's® Rainbow Iris Collection

Breck's® Rainbow Iris Collection

A Rainbow of Colourful Iris at Unbeatable Savings!

Did you know that iris is the Greek word for rainbow? It's true! And since there are seven essential colours that comprise a rainbow, it's only fitting that our Rainbow Iris Collection brings you seven exceptionally colourful varieties.

Colourful and Carefree!
Irises are some of the most stunning perennials you can plant—and also some of the easiest to grow! In late summer or early fall, simply plant your rhizomes 24" apart in sun-soaked or partly shaded, well-drained soil. Then, get set to watch a kaleidoscope of hues burst forth in mid to late spring.

Once planted, your bearded irises will be remarkably self-sufficient, giving you a bounty of fuss-free beauty. Winter hardy in zones 4−9, irises multiply annually and will return year after year with greater abundance and more colour intensity.

A Cut Above the Rest
Irises are not only must-haves in the garden, they make long-lasting cut flowers, too! For the best bouquets, cut your irises early in the day when the buds are just opening. Place them in a bucket of tepid water, and re-cut the stems one inch higher, at an angle, keeping the stems under water as you cut.

No matter how you enjoy your irises, one thing is for sure—you will not be disappointed when you order from Breck's!

Iris Anatomy 101
With literally thousands of tall bearded iris varieties in the world, it helps to identify these beautiful blossoms by their three main parts:

Standards—The three upper iris petals that stand at attention, curving to meet each other at their highest point. Standards can be ruffled or lacy, solid or multi-coloured.

Beards—The fuzzy flower accents that look like colourful caterpillars! Beards not only give the bearded iris its name, they help guide pollinators to the treasure trove of nectar inside.

Falls—Often a contrasting colour to the standards, the falls consist of three downward curving petals that highlight the beards and complete the distinctive iris look!

Haft—The top part of the falls, where it connects to the rest of the flower. Hafts often have special markings not seen on the rest of the flower.

This collection includes one each of the following varieties:

  • Black Is Black: A true jet-black iris that's simply breathtaking in the garden, especially when planted with white and light-hued varieties. Boasts 9-12 big blooms per stem, providing plenty for bouquets. Height: 37"
  • Elegance in Blue: Medium azure-blue self is distinguished by a brilliant white spot near each beard. Yields 9-11 buds per stalk, giving it a vigorous bloom habit. A wonderful iris for the back of a border or in a water-filled vase. Height: 40"
  • Malheur: The perfectly shaped standards display tasteful white and yellow hues accentuated by gilt edging. The compact falls exhibit several gradations of violet and are encircled by a delicate mauve rim, all set off by fiery beards. Height: 33"
  • Magical:Enjoy the pastel pink colouration and remarkable ruffling that make this multiple award winner so spectacular. The rich tones of its beautiful, warm blooms won't fade in the sun. Well-branched iris yields many buds. Height: 37"
  • Pirate Ahoy:Ruffled, black cherry falls make a striking contrast to the bright lemon-yellow standards. Prominently displayed on the falls is a dazzling yellow starburst pattern that highlights the gold beards. Height: 36"
  • Autumn Riesling:The orange and apricot shades are sure to set your spring garden ablaze in colour. These award- winning, intoxicating flowers are not only colourful but beautifully formed, bearing arched and frilled petals. Height: 40"
  • Stairway to Heaven: Reminiscent of fluffy clouds in the springtime sky, this multiple award winner bears frilly standards of creamy white above medium blue falls. Strong stems yield many buds. Equally at home in a bed, border or bouquet. Height: 39"
  • Light

    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Size

    #1 Rhizomes
  • Zone

    4-9
  • Bloom Time

    Midseason to late flowering (Mid spring to early summer)
  • Height

    33 - 41 inches
  • Soil Requirement

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

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  • Botanical NameIris germanica
  • FormRhizome
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering TimeMidseason to late flowering (Mid spring to early summer)
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Flower ColorCollection of various 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/Habit33 - 41 inches
  • Spread24 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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Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.

To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx based on your hardiness zone.. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

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Fall Shipping Schedule

  • German Iris and Some Daylilies
    Zones Shipping Dates Last Order Date
    3A - 6B 8/5/24 - 10/25/24 10/21/2024
    7A - 10B 8/19/24 - 11/8/24 11/4/2024
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    $40.01 to $60.00 $14.95
    $60.01 to $80.00 $16.95
    $80.01 to $100.00 $18.95
    $100.01 to over $20.95
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    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
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    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
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    7AB - 10AB 7/11/22 - 11/4/22 10/31/22
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    $40.01 to $60.00 $14.95
    $60.01 to $80.00 $16.95
    $80.01 to $100.00 $18.95
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