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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Aaron's Dream Aaron's Dream
10005 Aaron's Dream
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(G. Sutton 1994) TB RE 37 inches (94 cm), EML. Ruffled semi-flared pale blue, almost white self; mid blue beards.

Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 8 and 9.

Late rebloom. Fragrant Iris.
Abby-Grace.jpg Abby Grace
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(David Headrick,2001) TB, 40 inches (102 cm), M S. deep royal purple; style arms royal purple; F. velvety purple black, shoulders blended red brown; beards deep blue at end, yellow in throat; lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Lady Friend X Hello Darkness.
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(Ernst 1985) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M The standards are a beautiful tan and the falls are lavender. It produces many flowers and is a very good grower. HM 1989 AM 1993
Sweet fragrance.
Again-and-Again.jpg Again and Again
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(Sterling Innerst, 1999) TB 36 inches (91 cm) M & RE. Excellent Rebloomer! This is a continuous rebloomer and is one of our best rebloomers. Stands light medium yellow with medium yellow falls with white spray pattern around white beard changing to yellow in throat. This is a very large flower. Slight sweet fragrance. Renown X Anxious. Reliable multiple rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 4 to 9.
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$6.50 $6.15
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(Frederick Kerr 1994) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), M S. pure white; F. white, edged blue; beards golden yellow; ruffled; slight fragrance. Edith Wolford X Condottiere. HM 1997.
Aint-Misbehavin.jpg Ain't Misbehavin'
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(R.Ernst 1995) TB 37 inches (94 cm), SA M S-red violet-blue violet F-violet,blended white,bluish center stripe B-orange-blue;fragrant HM 1998
Alene's-Other-Love.jpg Alene's Other Love
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(Walt Dean, 1994) SDB, 10-11 inches (25-28 cm), M S. top and edge pink blending to lavender in center, purple at base; style arms pink; F. greyed orange, small white starburst under lavender beard; slight musky fragrance. Triplicate X Third Charm. HM 1996
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(Ed Matheny lll 1995) TB 35 inches (89 cm), M S. pink S. pink F. creamy white, edged pink, honeydew shoulders; beards bright orange; ruffled, lightly laced; slight musky fragrance. Wet on Wet X Autumn Blush.
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(Maryott 1990) TB 36 inches (91 cm) M. Lightly ruffled dark smooth red maroon; beards dark maroon red; slight sweet fragrance. Fragrant Iris HM 1992
Altered-States.jpg Altered States
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(Burseen 1997) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M. The standards are white ground, purple streaks and the falls are white, dotted, blotched purple. Fragrant Iris.
Amaryllis.jpg Amaryllis
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(Ruth Goebel,1995) TB, 27 inches (69 cm), M S. none; lacy style arms; F. chinese yellow shaded pink, blue and bronze; pronounced fragrance. Mount Spokane X (Tillamook x self).
Amethyst-Suncatcher.jpg Amethyst Suncatcher
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(Anna & David Cadd,2001)TB, 41 inches (104 cm), ML S. blended tan and lavender, midrib darker lavender; style arms yellow tan; F. deep velvety reddish purple fancy plicata pattern, white ground; beards yellow, hairs tipped bronze; pronounced sweet fragrance. Royalist X Wild Berry.
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.