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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Sweet-Musette.jpg Sweet Musette
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(Schreiner's 1986) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), ML The standards are light pink lavender and the falls are rose pink. Sweet fragrance. Awards - HM 1988 AM 1991

Sweet-Orange-Spice.jpg Sweet Orange Spice
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(G.Sutton 1993) TB 34 inches (86 cm), EM Light orange self; beards light orange; pronounced spicy fragrance. Show Biz X (Dazzling Gold x Taco Belle).
Swingtown.jpg Swingtown
61272 Swingtown
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(Schreiner, 1996) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), L Mulberry claret self B-blue purple;pronounced sweet fragrance. HM 1998, AM 2000.
graphicp/thumbnail/Tennison-Ridge.jpg Tennison Ridge
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(J. Begley, 1989) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), E-M & RE S. solid plum burgundy; F. white ground, stitched plum burgundy on edge, nearing black toward hafts; bronze beard tipped burgundy; sweet fragrance. HM 1991, AM 1993.
Tiger Honey.jpg Tiger Honey
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(Brad Kasperek, 1994) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), EM S. butterscotch with random golden yellow streaks; F. butterscotch and caramel stripes on golden yellow ground, off-white streaking; beards butterscotch; lightly laced, ruffled; slight fragrance. HM 1996, AM 1998.
Triffid.jpg Triffid
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(Monty Byers, 1990) TB, SA, 38 inches (97 cm), E-L S. soft greenish lemon cream; F. creamy white, greenish gold hafts; blue-based beard tipped greenish gold, usually cream horns, sometimes huge purple-tipped plume flounces; lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance.
Trillion.jpg Trillion
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(E.Bessette 2000) TB 36 inches (91 cm), ML SA S-yellow,darker edge,violet veining F-rose brown,raspberry violet center B-violet-yellow,violet horn;fragrant
Vibes.jpg Vibes
61220 Vibes
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(Barry Blyth, 1998) SDB, 14" (36 cm), EML Mushroom apricot, F. with deeper mushroom pink spot, rosy brown hafts; beards tangerine, end lavender blue; slight fragrance.
Victoria Circle.jpg Victoria Circle
$6.50 $4.70
12026 Victoria Circle
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(Frederick Kerr, 1994) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), M S. white; F. white, 1/2 inches sapphire blue edge, ivory near beard; beards white, tipped gold; slight sweet fragrance.
Victorian-Charmer.jpg Victorian Charmer
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(D.Pinegar 1995) BB 26 inches (66 cm), EML S. white with light pink midrib and veining; style arms white; F. creamy white overlaid light pink, veined medium pink; beards orange; lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Vanity X Marmalade Skies.
Violet-Music.jpg Violet Music
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(Clarence Mahan, 1991) TB, 40 inches (102 cm), VE-EM & RE Ruffled uniform medium violet, F. with white blaze; beards violet, tipped yellow; pronounced spicy fragrance. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 4 to 9.
Violet-Shimmer.jpg Violet Shimmer
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(W.Moores 1998) TB 34 inches (86 cm), M S-& F white plicata stippled blue violet,style arms blue violet B-bronze-blue;fragrant HM 2001
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.