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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Eugenia-King.jpg Eugenia King
12319 Be the first one to write a review
(Elyse Hill, 1998) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), M S. and style arms blended buff peach; F. lilac; beards orange; ruffled, laced; slight sweet fragrance. Fragrant iris.
Extra Charm Extra Charm
61297 Be the first one to write a review
"(John Weiler, 1990) SDB, 11 inches (28 cm), EML & RE Medium blue violet with darker violet spot pattern around blue violet beard; pronounced sweet fragrance."
Faithfulness.jpg Faithfulness
11126 Be the first one to write a review
(Waltermire 1983) TB 36 inches (91 cm) E-M. Ruffled full violet blue; white beard; pronounced sweet fragrance. Sapphire Hills X Full Tide. Fragrant Iris.
Fall-Empire.jpg Fall Empire
60899 Be the first one to write a review
(George Sutton, 2002) TB, 32 inches (81 cm), ML & RE S. and style arms naples yellow; F. empire yellow (11D), cream around beard; beards orange, yellow at end; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Saxon X Orange Popsicle.
Fancy-Dress.jpg Fancy Dress
60173 Be the first one to write a review
(Keith Keppel, 1998) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), E S. violet, paler veining, margin and base; style arms white, flushed violet; F. darker violet, paler veining and margin, white area surrounding beard; beards white, tipped orange in throat; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. HM 2000. Fragrant iris.
Fancy-Woman.jpg Fancy Woman
11661 Be the first one to write a review
(Keith Keppel, 1995) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), VE-EM S. french lilac blended light lilac grey edge and base; F. blended and washed roman purple to french lilac, paler veining and narrow edge, white area beside beard; beards mikado orange, base white; sweet fragrance. HM 1997, AM 1999, Wister 2001. Runner up for the Dykes two years! Fragrant iris.
Fashion-Passion.jpg Fashion Passion
11663 Fashion Passion
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(Tom Burseen, 1993) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), M S. white, yellow glow at midrib; F. velvety dark red purple, 1/8 inches lavender pink edge; beards gold; heavily ruffled; slight fragrance. Fragrant iris.
Fimbriated Space.jpg Fimbriated Space
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12381 Be the first one to write a review
(George Sutton, 1999) TB, SA, 35 inches (89 cm), ML Ruffled white, S. very open; style arms with fimbriated crests; beards white, hairs tipped pale yellow in center, orange yellow in throat, extended as white petaloid ending in white flounce; slight spicy fragrance.
Firebug.jpg Firebug
60189 Be the first one to write a review
(Joseph Gatty, 1994) IB, 26 inches (66 cm), VL S. deeper than chrome lemon; F. blended garnet brown to algerian red, narrow rim matching S.; beards chrome lemon based white at tip, bronze yellow in throat; slight fragrance. HM 1996.
Follow-the-Fleet.jpg Follow The Fleet
60065 Be the first one to write a review
(Walter Moores, 2001) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), ML Ruffled marine blue, F. lighter by beard; beards yellow, base blue; slight sweet fragrance.
Foreign-Statesman.jpg Foreign Statesman
60020 Be the first one to write a review
(Sterling Innerst, 1993) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), M Full purple; beards purple blue, tipped bronze; slight fragrance. HM 1995.
1-Sorry.jpg Forever in Love
61269 Be the first one to write a review
(Clarence Mahan, 1995) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EML & RE (Oct-Nov/VA) S-violet with white zone F-violet with white around white tipped yellow B;fragrant. Brother Carl X Suky. HM 1999.
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.