Iris magnifica

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Iris magnifica
Iris magnifica - Fleur-2.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Tribe: Irideae
Genus: Iris
Species: I. magnifica
Binomial name
Iris magnifica

Iris magnifica is a bulbous flowering plant in the genus Iris, in the subgenus Scorpiris. It is native to the mountains of Central Asia, including the Zarafshan Range in Uzbekistan.[1] It is cultivated as an ornamental plant in temperate regions – growing to 60 centimetres (24 in) (less in poor soils), and producing pale lilac and white flowers in spring.[2][3]

This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[4]

It has a known hybrid, Iris magnifica 'Agalik' (Vved), which flowers between April and May, in lavender-blue to white shades of colour. It also has an orange-tangerine crest. It will reach a height of 40–60 cm (16–24 in) and is fairly hardy in the US.[1]


  1. ^ a b "IRIS FLEUR-DE-LYS Iridaceae (Iris family)". 12 May 2008. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ Iris magnifica - Alpine Garden Society - Plant Encyclopaedia
  4. ^ Iris magnifica | magnificent iris/RHS Gardening