Magnifica

Philippe Victoire de Vilmorin, 1920
Iris Class:
Bearded
Bearded Class:
Tall Bearded
Age:
1920-1929
Fall Color:
Magenta/Plum
Standard Color:
Mauve/Rose
Pattern:
Bitone
Hybridizer:
Vilmorin
Rarity:
GG eligible - endangered

Full Description

TB. Early bloom . Color Class S9L. ‘Ricardi’ X ‘Amas’.

From GG Whitelegg & Co. 1921 “·.MAGNIFICA (Vilmorin).-A fine strong plant with branching stems reaching a little over 3-ft. high. The flowers are
extraordinarily large, 6-in. high, and sweetly scented. Standards light violet-blue, falls dark reddish violet,with brown stripes at the base and yello\\· beards. One
of the most strikingly beautiful new varieties……….. .”

From Indian Spring Farms Catalog 1927 . Very large Bowers, borne on tall,stiff, branching stems. S. light violet-blue, very broad; F. long, deep,
rich violet-red, reticulated brown at the haft; beard yellow; sweet scented. Over 36 inches. $1.00 each.”