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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(Schreiner's 1991) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), EM The standards are pink and the falls are white, rose violet plic. Fragrant Iris. HM 1993 AM 1997
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(William Maryott, 1992) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), M Ruffled, heavily laced yellow cream with hint of purple; beards yellow; slight sweet fragrance. HM 1995.
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(J. Roberts,1998) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), ML S. pale blue; F. white; beards pale blue; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Breakers X Honky Tonk Blues.
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(J.Wills 1943) TB 32 inches (81 cm), M Wills, 43; Medium blue Self, Ruffled; good substance, fragrant HM 1944 AM 1946 Dykes Medal 1947
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(Sterling Innerst, 1998) BB, 25 inches (64 cm), M & SA Medium blue self; beards dark blue, dark blue horn; slight fragrance. Deity X Codicil.
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(G.Sutton 1997) TB 37 inches (94 cm), EML S. light lilac, veined darker; style arms white to light orchid; F. white, heavy violet veining and edging; beards violet; slight spicy fragrance. Momentum X (Heavenly Harmony x Petite Posy) x French Gown). HM 1999 AM 2003
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(Mary Dunn, 1991) TB RE, 37 inches (94 cm), M & RE S. deep violet blue, lighter midrib; F. deep violet blue, large white area surrounding pale yellow beard.HM 1993, AM 1995. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 5 to 9. Fragrant Iris.
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(Schreiners '92) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EM Ruffled white ground blue plicata. Very good ruffled shape with 8 to 10 buds per stalk. Vanilla fragrance. Awards - HM 1994 AM 1996
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(L.Lauer 1999) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), EM S-light sienna brown F-sienna,patterned burnt sienna B-gold;fragrant HM 2001
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(William Maryott, 1997) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), VE-E S. velvety deep pansy purple; style arms deep purple; F. velvety deep purple, center near black; beards old gold, prominent; heavily ruffled; leaf bases purple; sweet fragrance. En Garde X Magician's Apprentice.
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"(Cloyd McCord, 1992) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), E Dark apricot B-orange;sweet fragrance"
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(Tom Burseen, 1993) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EM S. dark red maroon; F. sooty velvety black maroon; beards bright gold; ruffled; spicy fragrance. HM 1997.
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.