Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Magnificent') in the Irises Database

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Data specific to Irises (Edit)
Hybridizer: Willis E. Fryer
Year Of Registration: 1920
Year Of Introduction (May Differ From Registry): 1923
Classification: Tall Bearded (TB)
Bloom Season: Mid
Awards: Honorable Mention: 1920

General Plant Information (Edit)
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Rhizome
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division

Thinning Versus Dividing in Bearded IrisesThinning Versus Dividing in Bearded Irises
April 16, 2013

Although irises produce glorious flowers, the plants are remarkably carefree. They do have a somewhat unusual pattern of growth in comparison with other common garden perennials, though, and this presents challenges to gardeners.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Would love to see photos of your "black" iris! by cinvasko Sep 28, 2019 10:11 AM 14
Early season at Mt. Pleasant Iris Farm by Lestv Sep 11, 2019 12:07 PM 31
My 2019 Northern Blooms by Lbsmitty Jun 29, 2019 10:06 PM 199
Bloomin time in Cheese head country! by tveguy3 Sep 7, 2019 3:36 PM 543
Choose 10 by DaisyDo Sep 10, 2019 10:42 AM 81
Results of voting on the 2018 Tall Bearded Symosium Popularity Poll by DaisyDo Apr 10, 2019 1:04 PM 14
Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina - 2019 blooms by Lestv Sep 15, 2019 11:35 AM 774
California Dreaming.... by evelyninthegarden Nov 18, 2019 2:19 PM 1,043
Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden by grannysgarden Oct 14, 2019 10:04 PM 1,392
How many of Joseph Ghio's irises do you have? by janwax Mar 22, 2019 9:00 PM 88
2018 Seedlings by ARUBA1334 May 23, 2019 11:22 PM 698
Blooms 2019 by cliftoncat Nov 19, 2019 10:45 AM 2,491
..... these Ukrainian/Eastern Europe originated irises --- by TBMan Nov 18, 2019 1:41 PM 67
2019 Orders Already! by LizinElizabeth Jun 25, 2019 7:21 AM 833
My very first iris garden bed... by evelyninthegarden Oct 25, 2018 7:25 PM 36
This question is directed to those who have enough dark irises to compare by DaisyDo Aug 8, 2018 6:51 PM 15
which purples make you drool? by DaisyDo Jul 18, 2018 1:39 AM 52
2018 iris wish list by creativeclover Oct 5, 2018 9:37 PM 20
2018 ........i got a box!!!😁😍 by shizen Mar 15, 2019 3:12 PM 1,448
When making new iris beds, how do you arrange them? by evelyninthegarden Jun 22, 2018 4:48 PM 21

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