Iris magnifica ‘Margaret Mathew’ or Magnificent Iris is a bulbous plant that is native to mountains of Central Asia including Uzbekistan. In its native environment, it grows in rocky areas and can also be used in rock gardens. It belongs to the Iridaceae family of plants.
Iris magnifica ‘Margaret Mathew’ grows to about 50cm or 20in tall. It has glossy green leaves. The flowers appear from the leaf axils and are pale lilac about 8cm or 3in in width, the fall petals are white and have a yellow bearded stripe. Iris magnifica ‘Margaret Mathew’ flowers in spring.
Grow Iris magnifica ‘Margaret Mathew’ in slightly alkaline, well-drained soil in the sun. When planting Iris magnifica ‘Margaret Mathew’, try not to damage the fleshy roots. Propagate from seed or separate bulbs in autumn. It is usually disease-free, but watch out for slugs and snails.
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