February 8, 2023
Iris magnifica

Iris magnifica

Iris magnifica is native to Central Asia and Russia and it is a bulbous perennial. It is part of the Iridaceae family of plants. They also call it the Magnificent Iris.

Iris magnifica
Iris magnifica at Kew Gardens, London, UK

Iris magnifica can grow to about 50cm or 20in tall. This Iris has arching glossy green leaves and the flowers grow from the leaf axils. It flowers in spring. They are pale lilac, almost appearing as white. Flowers are 8cm or 3in width. The fall petals are almost white with a yellow beard. 

How to grow Iris magnifica:

Grow Iris magnifica in the sun, east, west, or south exposure. Plant it in slightly alkaline, well-drained soil. Does not need any sheltering as the branches are rather sturdy. Propagate by seed or separate the bulbs in autumn. Iris magnifica is generally disease-free, but watch out for snails and slugs.

Iris magnifica
Iris magnifica

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