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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Colorado-Bonanza.jpg Colorado Bonanza
60009 Be the first one to write a review
(Tom Magee 1996) TB 43 inch (109 cm) E. Ruffled silver infused gold; style arms silver, veined gold; beards silver, gold at end and in throat; slight sweet fragrance. Awards - HM 2000
Coloradoan.jpg Coloradoan
10859 Be the first one to write a review
(Tom Magee, 1996) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), M S. light tan; style arms darker tan with mulberry strip; F. buff with mulberry plicata halo darker at hafts, white area striped mulberry surrounding beard; beards russet orange; ruffled, laced; slight musky fragrance. Gigolo X Acoma. HM 1998.
Condors-Shadow.jpg Condor's Shadow
60880 Be the first one to write a review
(Robert Dunn, 2000) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EM Deep velvety plum purple self,B.plum purple,ruffled. slight sweet fragrance.
Confederate-Royalty.jpg Confederate Royalty
60692 Be the first one to write a review
(W. Moores,1997) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), ML S. greyed lavender; F. white ground, violet purple fancy plicata markings; beards mustard; lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Purple Pepper X Sides
Conjuration.jpg Conjuration
11629 Be the first one to write a review
((Byers '89) SA TB 36 inches (91 cm), M-L S. white; F. white, suffusing to deep bright amethyst violet edge; fuzzy white horns. Sweet fragrance.
Awards - HM 1991, AM 1994, Wister 1998, Dykes Medal 1998
Coral-Point.jpg Coral Point
12646 Be the first one to write a review
(George Sutton, 2000) TB, SA, 37 inches (94 cm), ML Ruffled and laced pale pink; beards coral, pink horn; slight musky fragrance. HM 2003.
Corn-Harvest.jpg Corn Harvest
11054 Corn Harvest
Average rating:

(C. Wyatt, 1977) TB, 30 inches (76 cm), E-M & RE Full yellow self; ruffled F.; full yellow beard. HM 1980. Reliable multiple rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 4 to 9. Fragrant Iris.
Cowabunga.jpg Cowabunga
10871 Be the first one to write a review
(Tom Burseen, 1996) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), M Ruffled metallic blue lilac self; beards golden orange, large; musky fragrance. HM 2000.
Crusader-Rabbit.jpg Crusader Rabbit
60732 Be the first one to write a review
(L. Lauer,2003) TB, 30 inches (76 cm), EM S. amber yellow, center flushed peach; style arms amber yellow; F. white, amber yellow rim and shoulders; beards capsicum red; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance.
Cycles.jpg Cycles
60444 Be the first one to write a review
(J.McWhirter 1986) TB 38 inches (97 cm), E-M S-light to mid-blue F-white,stitched blue on edge B-white;slight fragrance HM 1989
Dawn of Change.jpg Dawn of Change
10891 Be the first one to write a review
(Richard Ernst, 1993) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), M S. light lavender blue, paling to near-white at edge; style arms with yellow highlights; F. white with golden yellow shoulders; beards orange, tipped light yellow; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. HM 1996.
Debbie-Reynolds.jpg Debbie Reynolds
60690 Be the first one to write a review
(O. Schick,1996) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), ML S. and style arms peach-tinted light pink; F. peach-tinted light pink edge, lightening toward center; beards light pink; heavily ruffled and laced; slight sweet fragrance. Femme Fatale X Sue Ellen.
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.