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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60434 Be the first one to write a review
(L.Lauer 2000) TB 34 inches (86 cm), EM & RE Violet S-with lighter midrib B-with white markings around blue-white-yellow B; Fragrant; Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 8 and 9.
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60962 Be the first one to write a review
(Michael Sutton, 2006) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), ML SA S. wisteria violet; style arms pale wisteria-violet; F. white with a hint of lavender; beards blue, bald lavender horns; pronounced sweet fragrance.

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11906 Rhythm King
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(Stahly 1992) TB 35 inches (89 cm) M. Heavily ruffled deep blue violet; beards deep blue; slight sweet fragrance. Fragrant Iris.
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60197 Be the first one to write a review
(D.Denney 1988) TB 36 inches (91 cm), E-M S-melon rosy tan with peach influence F-same but darker B-tangerine;fragrant HM 1990 AM 1994
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11918 Be the first one to write a review
(Jane McKnew, 1993) TB, 39 inches (99 cm), M & RE S. violet; style arms violet streaked darker on midline; F. dark violet, white spray pattern around beard; beards white, tipped violet, yellow in throat; pronounced sweet fragrance. HM 1996, AM 1999. Reliable mupltiple rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 3 to 9.
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60491 Sambuca
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(L.Johnson 2001) TB 38 inches (97 cm), M Purple black self; beards deep purple; slight sweet fragrance. Black Tie Affair X Mallory Kay.
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60969 Be the first one to write a review
(Augusto Bianco, 1999) IB, 18 inches (46 cm), E Plicata, violet on ice white ground; style arms icy lilac; beards cream, hairs tipped mustard; slight musky fragrance. Farfui X (Chubby Cheeks x Earl of Essex).
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60971 Be the first one to write a review
(Schreiner, 1996) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), EML Burgundy wine self B-bronze yellow;slight fragrance. HM 1998.
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60697 Be the first one to write a review
(M. Jameson, 1997) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), EM S-style arms apricot F-lavender violet with blue flash B-red orange; slight fragrance
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12728 Be the first one to write a review
(Merle Roberts, 1997) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), M Ruffled cerise purple self; style arms cerise; beards purple, lighter in throat; slight fragrance.
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60977 Be the first one to write a review
(Tom Magee, 2000) IB, 18 inches (46 cm), M S. light purple with buff shadow around purple midrib; style arms light purple shadowed buff; F. dark rich purple with buff blaze around purple center streak; beards capucine red; slight spicy fragrance.
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60098 Be the first one to write a review
(Tim Stanek, 1991) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), EM S. light lobelia blue, pronounced golden edge; F. light yellow ochre over green; self beards; laced; pronounced fragrance. HM 1993.
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.