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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Wake-Water.jpg Wake Water
12581 Be the first one to write a review
(Tom Burseen, 1996) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), EM S. white, blue influence at midrib; style arms white, washed blue; F. light blue washed violet blue, lighter edge, darker centerline; beards mustard; ruffled; spicy fragrance.
Wings-of-Peace.jpg Wings of Peace
60155 Be the first one to write a review
(George Sutton, 1997) TB SA, 38 inches (97 cm), EM Ruffled white self; beards white, hairs tipped yellow in throat, 1 inches wide white spoon; slight sweet fragrance. HM 2002.
Wishful-Thinking.jpg Wishful Thinking
61324 Be the first one to write a review
"(Keith Keppel, 1996) TB, 40-44 inches (107-112 cm), M S-blue paler edge F-paler silvery blue,chartreuse yellow B-yellow-lavender white;fragrant. HM 1998, AM 2000."
Yaquina-Blue.jpg Yaquina Blue
12059 Be the first one to write a review
(Schreiners '92)TB, 37 inches (94 cm), M Bubble ruffled ocean blue. Fragrant Iris. Large well formed flowers. Sweet fragrance. Awards - HM 1994, AM 1996, Wister 1998 Dykes Medal 2001.
Zepherina.jpg Zepherina
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60466 Be the first one to write a review
(Maryott's 1996) TB 34-36 inches (86-91 cm), EM S-lavender,smoky maroon midrib F-velvety maroon,brown shoulders B-yellow-purple;fragrant HM 1999
Ziggy.jpg Ziggy
60196 Be the first one to write a review
(V.Keyser 2000) TB 29 inches (74 cm), EML & RE S-straw yellow,lavender midrib F-ivory,erratic pattern purple splashes B-yellow;fragrant HM 2002
Fiery Echo - tall bearded Iris Fiery Echo
61330 Be the first one to write a review
(Michael Sutton, 2013) TB, 35" (89 cm), E-M-L & RE S. and style arms lemon yellow; F. white, yellow veining extending into ˝ purple band, dark yellow orange edge; beards yellow orange; slight musky fragrance; ruffled. Mountain Sunrise X Fruit Stripe.
Warm Wishes tall bearded Iris Warm Wishes
61328 Be the first one to write a review
(William Maryott, 1999) TB, 35" (89 cm), M Medium yellow F-with lighter center B-yellow,bushy,large;sweet fragrance.
Fiery Temper - tall bearded Iris Summertime Beauty
61333 Be the first one to write a review
(Gordon & Lorraine Nicholson, 2001) TB, 34" (86 cm), M & RE S.soft grape,style yellow to gold;F.soft maroon,center light ,haft darker,gold rim;B.yellow. Slight sweet fragrance.AIS has this listed as 34 inches, but every year this is the tallest Iris in our garden with over 2000 varieties. All of the stalks are from 49 inches to a bit over 50 inches tall. The flowers are also very large. If you are looking for tall, this the the one.
Mimi - tall bearded Iris Mimi
61334 Be the first one to write a review
(H. Shockey, 1983) TB, 36" (91 cm), M Pink with white center area on F B-cerise sweet fragrance. Vanity X Startler.
Waiting for George - tall bearded Iris Waiting for George
61335 Be the first one to write a review
(Barry Blyth, 1998) TB, 36" (92 cm), M S-white,rosy pink flush F-cream,lighter center,rosy pink plicata edge B-burnt tangerine;fragrant.
Arc-de-Triomphe.jpg Arc De Triomphe
60437 Be the first one to write a review
(F.Kerr 1995) TB 32 inches (81 cm), M S-white,infused yellow F-yellow,darker veining & hafts B-gold;fragrant
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.