Tall Bearded Iris
Iris 'Designer's Art'

Family: Iridaceae (eye-rid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Iris (EYE-ris) (Info)
Cultivar: Designer's Art
Hybridized by F. Kerr
Registered or introduced: 2004
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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

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Light Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Midseason (M)

Late Midseason (MLa)

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:

Flowers are fragrant

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:

Tucson, Arizona

Hagerstown, Maryland

Robertsville, Missouri

Shepherd, Montana

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Greeneville, Tennessee

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 29, 2009, Margiempv from Oro Valley, AZ (Zone 9a) wrote:

An A+ iris in every way. Wonderful form, wonderful colors, wonderful branching, and it's a great grower & good increaser. Every garden should have this one! Highly recommended! They don't get much better than this.

Grows to 36 inches tall. S. and style arms cream yellow; F. white, wide blue band diffusing to center, wide yellow hafts; beards orange, white at end; ** slight sweet fragrance.

Positive

On Dec 30, 2007, MikenMyrtle from Myrtle Beach, SC wrote:

This plant performed beautifully in its first blooming season. Initially seemed to be a slow grower and then really exploded, putting fans up everywhere. "Designer's Art" is a child of "Queen's Circle." Its wonderful pastel color really adds to the overall effect of an iris bed. I've highly recommended this plant to other gardening friends.

Neutral

On Jul 23, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

Awards: Honorable Mention 2007