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■(TB) 'Daybreak'

1941, Kleinsorge

'Daybreak' (Rudolph E. Kleinsorge, R. 1941). Seedling 270. TB Midseason bloom. Color Code = R4L; strong fragrance. (('Far West' x 'Jean Cayeux') X (('Far West'). Honorable Mention 1942; Award of Merit 1943, runner-up for Dykes Medal in 1945, tied for Dykes Medal in 1946. Kleinsorge, Cooley 1941.

1949 Checklist citation: Bull. A.I.S. 90:3 July 1943.

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From Cooley's Gardens catalog for 1941: "A huge golden pink, with slight undertones of copper. The flowers are well shaped, with closed standards and falls that are semi-flaring, but there is a suggestion of ruffling in the entire blossom. This iris might be visualized as a giant Noweta, of perfect form and with more intense coloring. It has excellent branching and the stems are three to four feet tall. The name is most appropriate, and we regret that our color plate could not be completed to include in this year's catalog."
It would be hard to imagine a more lovely flower than this medium pink blend from Dr. Kleinsorge. Some shades of pink are apt to be insipid, but this flower has enough life and depth of color to give it definite garden value. Very good in substance, form, and branching. Douglas, Geddes (1942). More Variety Comments, 1942. American Iris Society Bulletin, 88 (January 1943), 62.


Quick Summary of Cultural Directions

Hardiness Zones 4-8 for most varieties, Some cultivars tolerate colder, others tolerate warmer zones (please comment in comment box with your location if this cultivar grows well in zone 3, 4, 9, or 10.)
Exposure Prefers full sun for optimal performance, may still bloom in half-day shade
Water: Prefers well drained good garden soil, Tolerant of dry conditions in established plants, Intolerant of swampy conditions.
PH Prefers Neutral to basic solis 6.1 to 8.5, quite toleranr of more extreme conditions
Fertilizer Prefers rich conditions on relatively inorganic soils.

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-- MikeUnser - 2009-11-15
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
Daybreak.jpgjpg Daybreak.jpg manage 21 K 17 Nov 2010 - 13:49 UnknownUser Courtesy of Mike Lowe from original HIPS website
Daybreak01.JPGJPG Daybreak01.JPG manage 50 K 11 Dec 2014 - 04:23 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
Daybreak12BHI.jpgjpg Daybreak12BHI.jpg manage 68 K 17 Apr 2012 - 15:11 Main.Betsy881 Photo by Mary Hess-Bluebird Haven Iris Garden
daybreak01.JPGJPG daybreak01.JPG manage 425 K 09 May 2018 - 19:24 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
daybreak02.JPGJPG daybreak02.JPG manage 498 K 09 May 2018 - 19:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Nancy McDonald-The Pickle Barrel Collection.
daybreak1-08.jpgjpg daybreak1-08.jpg manage 64 K 15 Nov 2009 - 17:07 Main.mikeu Daybreak by Mike Unser
daybreak12-20.jpgjpg daybreak12-20.jpg manage 384 K 26 Oct 2020 - 05:42 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
daybreak2-20.jpgjpg daybreak2-20.jpg manage 366 K 26 Oct 2020 - 05:44 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
daybreak4-20.jpgjpg daybreak4-20.jpg manage 397 K 26 Oct 2020 - 05:43 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
daybreak6-20.jpgjpg daybreak6-20.jpg manage 163 K 26 Oct 2020 - 05:43 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
daybreak7-22.JPGJPG daybreak7-22.JPG manage 133 K 10 Jul 2022 - 02:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
daybreak70-22.JPGJPG daybreak70-22.JPG manage 89 K 10 Jul 2022 - 02:33 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
daybreak71-22.JPGJPG daybreak71-22.JPG manage 111 K 10 Jul 2022 - 02:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Mike Unser
daybreak8-20.jpgjpg daybreak8-20.jpg manage 318 K 26 Oct 2020 - 05:42 Main.mikeu Photo by Mike Unser
Topic revision: r24 - 10 Jul 2022, Harloiris
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