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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Montys-Sweet-Blue.jpg Monty's Sweet Blue
60496 Be the first one to write a review
(Byers 1994) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M SA Dark blue-violet B-yellow tipped light blue,dark blue-violet flounces or horns;fragrant
Mulberry-Echo.jpg Mulberry Echo
60224 Be the first one to write a review
(W.Maryott 1997) TB 37 inches (94 cm), EM & RE Cerise maroon self B-orange;slight spicy fragrance
Mystic-Lover.jpg Mystic Lover
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(George Sutton, 2000) TB, SA, 36 inches (91 cm), ML S. white, trace of violet on midrib; style arms pale violet; F. dark violet; beards bronze, violet base, short dark violet horn; slight sweet fragrance.
Next-in-Line.jpg Next In Line
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(George Sutton, 2001) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EML & RE S. white, infused and veined amethyst violet; style arms amethyst violet; F. white ground with amethyst violet lines and 3/8 inches edge; beards pale amethyst violet, hairs tipped bronze; ruffled. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 8 and 9. Fragrant Iris.
Night-Stalker.jpg Night Stalker
60489 Night Stalker
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(J.Hedgecock 1994) TB 36 inches (91 cm), ML Ruffled purple black self with velvety sheen on fluted F.; beards purple, gold in throat; slight sweet fragrance.
Nora-Eileen.jpg Nora Eileen
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(Gerald Richardson, 1994) TB, 39 inches (99 cm), M Wine red magenta, F. with violet flash by violet beard; slight fragrance. HM 1997, AM 2001.
Noras-Thrill.jpg Nora's Thrill
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(Gerald Richardson, 2002)TB 32 inches (81 cm) Bright magenta violet blend, F. haft smooth red; style arms brownish red; beards magenta, bronze base; slight fragrance. Thriller X Nora Eileen.
Northwest-Progress.jpg Northwest Progress
60480 Be the first one to write a review
(Schreiner's 1997) TB 34 inches (86 cm), EM S-style arms light blue F-dark violet black B-yellow,violet at end;fragrant HM 1999
Orange-Popsicle.jpg Orange Popsicle
60241 Be the first one to write a review
(G.Sutton 1987) TB 33 inches (84 cm), E-M Creamy orange B-tangerine;pronounced sweet fragrance
Orinoco-Flow.jpg Orinoco Flow
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(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
Over-the-Rainbow.jpg Over the Rainbow
60659 Over the Rainbow
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(D. Pinegar 1995) BB, 27 inches (70 cm), ML S. light blue white aging pure white; style arms white; F. gold shoulders with reddish brown markings, medium orchid center, light gold inner edge, light blue white outer edge; beards deep yellow; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. Bayberry Candle X Latin Lover
Pacific Cloud.jpg Pacific Cloud
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(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.
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.