Fragrant Iris

Fragrant Irises

Fragrance is often an overlooked quality of the bearded irises. This can be difficult to understand because the perfumes produced from some of these fragrant flowers vary from light and sweet to heavily scented, dusky and even a "chocolate" essence. If you specifically want fragrant iris flowers, you will be pleased with the following selection from our fragrant irises.

Looking for the most fragrant Iris. Try using the search function for the word "pronounced" which should return all the varieties that have a pronounced fragrance.

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La Mer.jpg La Mer
12413 Be the first one to write a review
(Gerald Richardson, 1994) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), EM S. pale blue white; F. light blue, fading smoothly to pale blue rim; beards blue white; slight fragrance. HM 1998.
Lacy-Moon.jpg Lacy Moon
11255 Be the first one to write a review
(Howard Shockey, 1991) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), M Heavily laced medium yellow; beards tangerine; slight spicy fragance.
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11780 Be the first one to write a review
(Lloyd Zurbrigg, 1991) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), M & RE (Sept/VA) S. white with slight violet markings; style arms deep violet; F. white with few violet markings, more at hafts; beards light yellow.

Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8.

Reported to rebloom in zones 6 to 9.

Early rebloom. Fragrant Iris.
Leanna.jpg Leanna
60069 Leanna
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(LeRoy Meininger, 1997) TB, 30 inches (76 cm), EM Heavily ruffled white ground plicata, S. densely peppered lavender, F. with heavily peppered 3/4 inches lavender edge; style arms medium lavender; beards gold, tipped lavender; pronounced sweet fragrance.
Lets-Be-Friends.jpg Let's Be Friends
60107 Be the first one to write a review
(Christopherson 2002) TB, 31 inch (79 cm), M The standards are light purple paling to yellow tan rim and the falls are white ground, purple luminata wash. The beards are yellow with rust hair tips. Slight sweet fragrance. Spirit world X Oninous Stranger.

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60474 Be the first one to write a review
(T.Burseen 1995) TB 35 inches (89 cm), EM S-style arms orange,with reddish lavender F-white with red lavender edges B-orange-yellow;fragrant HM 1999
Life-of-Riley.jpg Life of Riley
60442 Be the first one to write a review
(McWhirter 1993) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M S-peach F-rose-tan B-bright red;slight fragrance HM 1995
Like-a-Charm.jpg Like a Charm
61234 Be the first one to write a review
(Monty Byers, 1989) IB, 22 inches (56 cm), M & RE SA S. light lemon yellow; F. white with bright yellow from hafts to end of beard; blue beard tipped yellow, blue violet horns; lightly ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance.
Little-Pinkabloo.jpg Little Pinkabloo
61224 Be the first one to write a review
(D. Carson, 1986) BB, 17-25 inches (43-64 cm), E-M S. clear pink; F. lavender with rosy intensifications on hafts; pink beard; tailored; slight sweet fragrance.
Lofty-Dreams.jpg Lofty Dreams
11788 Be the first one to write a review
(Evelyn Robarts, 1992) TB, 35-37 inches (89-94 cm), M Ruffled pale blue white; beards medium blue; slight sweet fragrance.
Los-Coyotes.jpg Los Coyotes
60090 Be the first one to write a review
(Tom Burseen, 1993) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), EM S. brilliant pure golden yellow; F. golden yellow ground with bright red streaks and veining, fine yellow edge; beards gold; ruffled; spicy fragrance. HM 1997.
Louise-Todd.jpg Louise Todd
60445 Be the first one to write a review
(J, McWhirter 1995) TB 38 inches (97 cm), ML S-orchid-blue,lavender-blue style arms F-white B-orchid-lavender;slight fragrance
Please enjoy!

The quality of our bearded Irises can't be beat.

The fragrant Iris often have a sweet scent that makes them doubly enjoyable as a cut flower.