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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(William Maryott, 1995) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EM S. light lavender with hint of pink; F. smooth medium violet maroon; beards tangerine; sweet fragrance. HM 1998. Fragrant iris.
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(Marilyn Boro, 1996) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), M S. white; F. red violet, 1/4 inches light red violet rim, white flash by yellow beard; slight sweet fragrance. Fragrant iris.
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(Tom Burseen, 1998) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), E S. and style arms chrome yellow; F. burgundy red washed purple black, shoulders gold; beards gold; ruffled; pronounced spicy fragrance.
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(T.Burseen 1994) TB 36 inches (91 cm), EM Glossy dark grape violet B-dark purple;musky fragrance
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(G. Sutton,2000) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EML & RE S. white, sanded violet blue; style arms violet blue; F. white, heavily striped violet blue; beards white, hairs tipped yellow; slight sweet fragrance. Point in Time X G-83: (Garden Grace x Bountiful Harvest).
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(Richard Tasco, 1999) TB, 40" (107 cm), M Plum purple,undertoned magenta F-magenta line B-purple-white-gold; sweet fragrance. Ruffled Goddess X Purple Pirouette. HM 2001, AM 2004.

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61267 Dream of You
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(Frederick Kerr, 1994) TB, 39 inches (99 cm), M S-pastel blue, lemondrop yellow edge F-ultraviolet blue, lavender edge B-orange-blue; ruffled; fragrant. Dover Beach X Twist of Fate.
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(Schreiner's 1986) TB 39 inches (99 cm), ML Large purple black with a wonderful shape and super stems. Sweet fragrance. HM 1992 Dykes Medal 1992
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(Mc Whirter 1995) TB 36 inches (91 cm) ML. The standards are gold-honey caramel and the falls are brown-burgundy blend, violet blaze; gold beards. Pronounced sweet fragrance. HM 1997
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(M. Valenzuela 2007) TB Rebloomer, 36 inches (91cm), M-L. RE Gorgeous Iris with lovely form. Soft, light greenish yellow self. Heavy but elegant ruffled standards and falls. Pronounced sweet lemon-like fragrance.

Reblooms in November in zone 8.

Parentage: World Premier x Ecstatic Echo

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(Schreiner's 1997) TB, 39 inches (99 cm), L Purple self B-purple,hairs tipped white;slight fragrance HM 1999
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(J.McWhirter 1986) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M Heavily ruffled light rosy magenta; F. shaded darker; cream beard; very sweet fragrance. Gay Parasol X Clouds.
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.