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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Mariposa-Autumn.jpg Mariposa Autumn
60212 Mariposa Autumn
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(R.Tasco 1999) TB 32 inches (81 cm), EM & RE S-rosy violet,white center,lemon yellow edges F-white,rosy violet band B-white-violet-gold;fragrant. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 7, 8, and 9. HM 2001 AM 2003
Mary-Frances.jpg Mary Frances
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(L. Gaulter, 1973) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), M Ruffled light blue-orchid with white center on F.; white beard tipped yellow, orange throat. HM 1974, AM 1976, Dykes 1979. Fragrant Iris.
Masked-Bandit Masked Bandit
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"(Keith Keppel, 1998) IB, 26 inches (66 cm), EM & SA S. blended greyed mauve to wineberry shading to khaki on outer third, speckled colonial buff in center; style arms buckthorn brown, edged brass; F. chrome lemon ground heavily marked velvety port wine to dahlia purple, almost solid except for blaze and haft striping; beards sudan brown to burnt umber; heavily ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance."
Master-Plan.jpg Master Plan
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((Keppel '95) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), M Large imposing plicata; muted purplish rose S. & border on ivory F.; ruffled. Pronounced sweet fragrance. Awards - HM 1997
graphicp/thumbnail/Mastery.jpg Mastery
60834 Be the first one to write a review
(Barry Blyth, 2000). TB, 36 inches (91 cm), L-VL.S. clear butterscotch; F. ruby red brown, 3/4 inches tan beige band; beards old gold; slight sweet fragrance.
Mauvelous.jpg Mauvelous
11812 Be the first one to write a review
(Monty Byers, 1988) TB, SA, 36 inches (91 cm), M S. very smooth mauve pink; F. pearly white, mauve pink hafts, narrow suffused mauve pink edge; blue beard heavily tipped bright orange-red; short blue horns; heavily ruffled; slight sweet fragrance.
Melancholy-Man.jpg Melancholy Man
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(R.Nelson 1994) TB 35 inches (89 cm), M Silvery violet-blue,deeper thumbprints on F B-self tipped orange;sweet fragrance
graphicp/thumbnail/Men-in-Black.jpg Men In Black
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(Larry Lauer, 1998) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), ML Ruffled blackish purple, F. with deep lavender central flush; beards deep purple, hairs tipped mustard, changing to mustard central section, bright yellow in throat; slight sweet fragrance. HM 2000.
Mescal.jpg Mescal
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(Jim & Vicki Craig, 1996) TB, 40 inches (102 cm), L S. light lemon yellow, center paler; style arms bright yellow; F. warm white, 1/4 inches lemon yellow rim, medium yellow plicata veins and dotting at haft; beards yellow; ruffled, lightly laced; slight sweet fragrance.
Miss-Piggy.jpg Miss Piggy
60755 Be the first one to write a review
(T. Burseen, 1997) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), ML S-dark plum purple F-blackish burgundy,white haft striations B-gold; ruffled, sweet fragrance
Misty Twilight.jpg Misty Twilight
11309 Be the first one to write a review
(Monty Byers, 1988) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), M-L & RE Heavily ruffled pale violet-blue, misty green white center on F.; medium blue beard tipped yellow in throat; slight sweet fragrance.

Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8.

Reported to rebloom in zones 3 to 9.

Mo-Town-Sister.jpg Mo-Town Sister
60305 Be the first one to write a review
(G.Nicholson 1999) TB, 36-38 inches (91-97 cm), M S. light grape juice; style arms same, golden inner glow; F. velvety deep tokay grape, thin white rim, white area near beard peppered deep grape; beards orange, deepening in throat, white at end and on base of hairs; heavily ruffled; slight musky fragrance. Flights of Fancy X unknown.
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.