Breakers


  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

  • Photo by Carlos Ayento; taken at Brighton Park Iris

ORIGINATOR: Schreiner

INTRODUCED: 1986

CLASS: Tall Bearded

HEIGHT: 37"

BLOOM SEASON: Mid

DESCRIPTION: Fluted and heavily ruffled true blue; dull blue beard tipped yellow ln throat.

PARENTAGE: Victoria Falls X I 43-C: (Shipshape x Sailor's Dance)

AWARDS: Highly Commended 1983, Honorable Meniton 1988, Award of Merit 1990

PBF: Unknown

INTERESTING INFO:
From the 1986 Schreinerís Iris Loverís Catalog: Direct from where the high waves roll onto the seashore. Here is a bubbly and effervescent Iris buoyantly unfurling clean uniform colors. Its undulating petals create a remarkable billowing effect. Add the superb blue hue; bluer that any other in its class. Fine sized florets are proudly displayed on four branched stems with 8 to 10 beautifully spaced buds. One of the most ruffled and delightfullly fluted Iris we have seen.

The term 'breaker' is a nautical term for small water casks (barrels) attached to ropes to wear out larger fish or sharks as they try to escape fishing boats.