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■(TB) 'By Design'

2005, Kerr

'By Design' (Frederick Kerr, R. 2004). Seedling# 98-054D. TB, 35" (89 cm), Midseason bloom. Standards and style arms blue white infused darker, stigmatic lip blue; falls near blue-black, narrow lighter edge, strong white ray pattern beside beard; beards tangerine red. 'Romantic Evening' X 'Gallant Theme'. Rainbow Acres 2005. Honorable Mention 2007.

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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.

BobPries - 21 Apr 2019

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-- JanLauritzen - 2010-08-10
  • TB 'By Design' was blooming at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, approximately June 3-13, in 2017. It has Purple Based Foliage at the base of the leaves, and has purple coloring on the spathes as well. -- HollyJohnson2017-04-01 - 13 Aug 2017
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20170605_121827TB By Design (2).jpgjpg 20170605_121827TB By Design (2).jpg manage 527 K 13 Aug 2017 - 03:58 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Bud with spathes of TB By Design. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/05/2017.
20170605_121850TB By Design (2).jpgjpg 20170605_121850TB By Design (2).jpg manage 1 MB 13 Aug 2017 - 03:55 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 View of top of style arms. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/05/2017.
20170610_095447TB By Design (3).jpgjpg 20170610_095447TB By Design (3).jpg manage 1 MB 13 Aug 2017 - 03:56 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Bloom stalk of TB By Design. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/10/2017.
20170621_113300 TB By Design (2).jpgjpg 20170621_113300 TB By Design (2).jpg manage 1 MB 13 Aug 2017 - 04:00 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 TB By Design has Purple Based Foliage. Photo taken by Holly Johnson at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, zone 4b, on 6/21/2017.
BHP_0569-X2_by_design.jpgjpg BHP_0569-X2_by_design.jpg manage 222 K 20 Feb 2016 - 06:49 BrockHeilman Please contact Brock Heilman for image use.
BY_DESIGN_(Kerr_2005).JPGJPG BY_DESIGN_(Kerr_2005).JPG manage 769 K 11 Aug 2016 - 19:14 PerryDyer  
ByDesign01.JPGJPG ByDesign01.JPG manage 105 K 11 Mar 2016 - 22:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Tara Perrenial Farm-Owen Sound,Ont.
ByDesign09.jpgjpg ByDesign09.jpg manage 195 K 23 Sep 2021 - 01:12 Main.TLaurin Photo by Michael Barnes- Iris Australis-Australia
ByDesign9.JPGJPG ByDesign9.JPG manage 63 K 20 Mar 2014 - 20:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Blue J Iris
ByDesign_by_JanLauritzen.jpgjpg ByDesign_by_JanLauritzen.jpg manage 72 K 10 Aug 2010 - 19:05 Main.janlauritzen Taken at the AIS 2010 Convention in Madison, WI
By_Design.jpgjpg By_Design.jpg manage 53 K 31 Aug 2010 - 23:21 TnIrisGrwr By Design
By_Design_KWW.JPGJPG By_Design_KWW.JPG manage 72 K 08 May 2015 - 18:25 Main.KWalker Photo by Ken Walker
IMG_3568 TB By Design (2RS).jpgjpg IMG_3568 TB By Design (2RS).jpg manage 168 K 22 Jul 2019 - 17:10 HollyJohnson2017-04-01 Photo by Holly Johnson Minnesota zone 4b
by_design_64.jpgjpg by_design_64.jpg manage 73 K 27 Nov 2010 - 03:43 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
by_design_66.jpgjpg by_design_66.jpg manage 71 K 27 Nov 2010 - 03:43 Main.Elladan photo by Elladan
bydesign01.jpgjpg bydesign01.jpg manage 68 K 03 Nov 2014 - 03:21 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
bydesign02.jpgjpg bydesign02.jpg manage 44 K 16 Dec 2014 - 17:42 Main.TLaurin Photo by Elladan McLeester
bydesign03.jpgjpg bydesign03.jpg manage 629 K 30 Dec 2015 - 16:39 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
bydesign04.jpgjpg bydesign04.jpg manage 306 K 19 Nov 2019 - 23:19 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
bydesign040.JPGJPG bydesign040.JPG manage 125 K 27 Jan 2024 - 02:49 Main.TLaurin Photo by Riverina Iris Farm-Australia
bydesign1.jpgjpg bydesign1.jpg manage 372 K 01 Oct 2016 - 21:26 Main.TLaurin Photo by Schreiner's Iris Gardens
bydesign2.jpgjpg bydesign2.jpg manage 172 K 19 Jun 2017 - 15:06 Main.TLaurin Photo by Holly Johnson-Taken at MN Landscape Arboretum
bydesign3.jpgjpg bydesign3.jpg manage 35 K 31 Jul 2017 - 01:35 Main.TLaurin Photo by Loktev's Iris Garden-Russia
bydesign5.jpgjpg bydesign5.jpg manage 23 K 10 Mar 2013 - 21:01 Main.TLaurin Photo by Aitken's Salmon Creek Iris Garden
bydesign6.jpgjpg bydesign6.jpg manage 48 K 30 Mar 2013 - 02:34 Main.TLaurin Photo by Country Delight Iris
bydesign7.JPGJPG bydesign7.JPG manage 71 K 22 Jul 2013 - 02:05 Main.TLaurin Photo by Robin Shadlow- Iris Sisters Farm
bydesign8.jpgjpg bydesign8.jpg manage 71 K 06 Nov 2013 - 15:52 Main.TLaurin Photo by Alain Chapelle-Jardin d'Iris de Bubry-France
Topic revision: r35 - 27 Jan 2024, TLaurin
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