February 1, 2023
Iris magnifica 'Margaret Mathew' © onlineflowergarden.com

Iris magnifica 'Margaret Mathew' at Kew Garden, London

Iris magnifica ‘Margaret Mathew’ or Magnificent Iris is a bulbous plant. It is native to mountains of Central Asia including Uzbekistan. Locally, 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. They are pale lilac. Flowers are 8cm or 3in width. The fall petals are white and have a yellow bearded stripe. Iris magnifica ‘Margaret Mathew’ flowers in spring.

Iris magnifica 'Margaret Mathew'
Iris magnifica ‘Margaret Mathew’ at Kew Garden, London

Grow Iris magnifica ‘Margaret Mathew’ in the sun. Plant it in slightly alkaline, well-drained soil. 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.

Read also about other types of Iris

Iris germanica

Iris sanguinea

Iris pseudacorus

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