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.

The fragrant Iris often have a sweet scent that makes them doubly enjoyable as a cut flower.

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  • October - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    (Monty Byers, 1989) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EM-M & RE S. gold; gold crests over styles that blend from violet at top to gold base; F. bronzy golden brown, small white area at hafts overlaid with golden brown lines; violet beard tipped gold; heavily ruffled; slight spicy fragrance.
  • Ominous Stranger - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Ominous Stranger$8.00
    (Sterling Innerst, 1993) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), M S. muted yellow, trimmed muted purple and dotted with tiny brown spots; F. muted yellow, trimmed muted purple, tiny brown dots all over; beards bronze, trimmed blue white; slight fragrance. HM 1995, AM 1997.
  • Orange Popsicle - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Orange Popsicle$12.00
    (G.Sutton 1987) TB 33 inches (84 cm), E-M Creamy orange B-tangerine;pronounced sweet fragrance
  • Orange Pride - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Orange Pride$11.00
    (Cloyd McCord 1992) TB 38 inches (97 cm), M Light orange B-red; sweet fragrance
  • Orinoco Flow - fragrant Border bearded Iris
    Orinoco Flow$11.00$9.50
    (C. Bartlett 1993) BB 25 inches (64 cm), EM-L. White ground plic; deep purple blue on edge of the standards , hafts, top edge of the falls.Fragrant Iris. EDM 1994
  • Pacific Cloud - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Pacific Cloud$8.25$7.50
    (Larry Lauer, 1997) TB, 33 inches (84 cm), M S. white; style arms white, tinted blue; F. light blue, darker blue rim; beards white at end, changing to mustard and yellow; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. HM 1999.
  • Pacific Destiny - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Pacific Destiny$8.00
    (Larry Lauer, 1993) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), EM Heavily ruffled medium sky blue; beards white, tipped blue; slight fragrance. HM 1995, AM 1999.
  • Pamela Rae - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Pamela Rae$24.00$14.00

    (Margie Valenzuela, 2012) TB, Pamela Rae - is special. I was contacted and asked if I could name an iris after someone's daughter who is now deceased. She wanted a "memorial" for her daughter. So I showed her a couple of seedling photos and she chose this one. I'll be a wonderful and lasting tribute to her life and to her family. Note the pink-peach shoulders accentuating the over-all peach coloring. It's also a healthy, strong plant, a good grower; and a dependable bloomer year after year with laced edges. Such a worthy iris for anyone's garden. Sldg. JTLD-05-3c, TB. 31" Mid-season. Stands. and style arms are peach. Falls are a paler peach and lighter in the center. At the shoulders the color is a deep peach/warm pink w/ short lines near in color.

    Parentage: Joyce Terry x Lovely Dawn.

  • Pass The Shades - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Pass The Shades$8.25$7.50
    (T.Burseen 1994) TB 37 inches (94 cm), EM S. bright yellow orange F. red with pronounced yellow rim; beards gold; ruffled, flared; spicy fragrance. Role Model X Indoctrination.
  • Peaceful Persuasion - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Peaceful Persuasion$7.25
    (Sterling Innerst, 1993) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), M Light blue with darker highlights; beards blue, tipped lighter; slight fragrance.
  • Peach Pearl - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Peach Pearl$21.00
    (Richard Tasco, 2014) TB, 36" (91 cm), E-M-L S. light peach; style arms light cream-peach, slightly darker edges; F. light peach, slightly darker peach blush at shoulders; beards tangerine in throat, peach-tangerine in middle, light peach at end; lightly ruffled; glaciata; slight sweet fragrance. Laugh Lines X Elizabethan Age.
  • Perfect Pitch - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Perfect Pitch$8.00
    (J.Gatty 1992) TB 36 inches (91 cm), ML S-dark violet F-violet B-marine purple tipped chrome yellow throat;fragrant HM 1994
  • Pinball Wizard - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Pinball Wizard$8.00
    (L.Lauer 1999) TB 35 inches (89 cm), M S-bronze yellow,shaded oxblood red F-oxblood red B-mustard yellow, darker tip;fragrant HM 2001
  • Planet Hollywood - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Planet Hollywood$12.00
    (L. Painter 2013) TB, 34 (86 cm), E-L S. grape-purple; style arms blended grape-purple and gold; F. yellow-cream to cream ground, dark grape-purple plicata edge and center line; beards gold, hairs based white and purple, tips gold; slight spicy fragrance. Drama Queen X unknown.
  • Point Made - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Point Made$16.00$13.50
    (S.Innerst 1988) TB 32 inches (81 cm), E-M S-bronze gold F-creamy white,trimmed-speckled plum blue black B-bronze plum;fragrant HM 1990 Known to rebloom in zones 3 to 9. Outstanding rebloomer.
  • Polish Princess - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Polish Princess$12.00
    (A. & D. Cadd, 2000) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), EM & RE S. soft yellow, pale lavender center flush and midrib; style arms soft yellow; F. soft yellow, lavender and peach blend, darker lavender center wash, light brown shoulders marked white; beards yellow; heavily ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Renoir X Tennison Ridge.
  • Pretaporter - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (A. Terada, 1997) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), M S-white F-orchid,white in center B-red orange;sweet fragrance. Exotic Melody X Condottiere.
  • Prince of Tides - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Prince of Tides$8.00
    (James McWhirter, 1994) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), EM Heavily ruffled clear sky blue; beards white, tipped blue; slight fragrance.
  • Princess Bride - fragrant reblooming Border bearded Iris
    Princess Bride$8.25
    (George Sutton, 2000) BB, 25 inches (64 cm), ML-VL S. white, midrib cream yellow; style arms creamy white; F. white, hafts yellow; beards bright yellow orange, creamy white at end; fluted; slight spicy fragrance. HM 2004.(G. Sutton 2000) BB Billowy and ruffled white with yellow highlights on the hafts.

  • Principles - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (Sterling Innerst, 1993) TB, 32 inches (81 cm), M Silvery white; beards cream white, tipped yellowish; slight fragrance.
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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.

Some of the tall bearded Iries are also Reblooming Iris. You will be able to identify them when you see the "RE" in the description. RE is for Reblooming (Irises). Some of the reblooming irises are also very fragrant Irises