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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  • Sweet Linda - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Sweet Linda$13.00
    (A. & D. Cadd, 2001) TB, 39 inches (99 cm), M S.dusky pink,orange cast,style peach pink;F.apricot to peach pink,raspberry burgundy lines; Pronounced sweet fragrance. Pagan Pink X Vibrations.
  • Sweet Musette - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Sweet Musette$12.00
    (Schreiner's 1986) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), ML The standards are light pink lavender and the falls are rose pink. Sweet fragrance. Awards - HM 1988 AM 1991
  • Sweet Orange Spice - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Sweet Orange Spice$16.00
    (G.Sutton 1993) TB 34 inches (86 cm), EM Light orange self; beards light orange; pronounced spicy fragrance. Show Biz X (Dazzling Gold x Taco Belle).
  • Sweet Reflection - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Sweet Reflection$8.00
    (Maryott's 1991) TB 37 inches (94 cm), M & RE S-palest violet F-velvety deep red violet,lighter rim B-deep yellow throat;fragrant
  • Swingtown - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (Schreiner, 1996) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), L Mulberry claret self B-blue purple;pronounced sweet fragrance. HM 1998, AM 2000.
  • T-Rex - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (Gerald Richardson, 2002) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), ML S. and style arms light blue, deeper blue flush; F. blue white, hafts flushed blue; beards blue white, hairs tipped gold; heavily ruffled; slight fragrance. Honky Tonk Blues X He-Man Blues. HM 2004.
  • Tennison Ridge - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Tennison Ridge$16.00
    (J. Begley, 1989) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), E-M & RE S. solid plum burgundy; F. white ground, stitched plum burgundy on edge, nearing black toward hafts; bronze beard tipped burgundy; sweet fragrance. HM 1991, AM 1993.
  • Terryton - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (Hyram Ames, 1997) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), M S. and style arms yellow; F. white, slight violet shading, 1/4 inches brown rim, hafts washed yellow; beards yellow orange; slight sweet fragrance. HM 2000.
  • Thornbird - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (Monty Byers, 1989) TB, SA, 35 inches (89 cm), M S. pale ecru; F. greenish tan, deeper at hafts which are overlaid with deep violet lines radiating out from around beard and suffusing into center; violet beard tipped mustard, violet horns or spoons; lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. HM 1991, AM 1993, Wister 1996, Dykes 1997.
  • Throb - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    (Weiler 1991) TB 37 inches (94 cm), ML Dark yellow B-dark gold tipped orange;sweet fragrance HM 1993
  • Thunder Spirit - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Thunder Spirit$8.00
    (Schreiner, 1996) TB, 39 inches (99 cm), M S. and F. deep indigo; style arms dark purple; beards dark purple; heavily ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. HM 1998.
  • Tom Johnson - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Tom Johnson$9.00
    (Paul Black, 1996) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), E S-style arms dark purple F-velvety purple black,edged dark purple B-red orange; fragrant. Witches' Sabbath X In Town. HM 1998, AM 2000, Wister 2003.
  • Trey Stout - fragrant SDB Standard Dwarf Bearded
    Trey Stout$16.00
    (Hugh Stout, 2014) SDB, 12" (30 cm), EM S. pale lavender, light veining; style arms pale lavender; F. white, light lavender plicata band thin at tip and wider towards hafts, prominent bronze-copper-gold markings extend out _?? of falls from hafts; beards bright gold, hairs based white, tips bright gold; slight sweet fragrance. Happy Jack X Canadian Kisses.
  • Triffid - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (Monty Byers, 1990) TB, SA, 38 inches (97 cm), E-L S. soft greenish lemon cream; F. creamy white, greenish gold hafts; blue-based beard tipped greenish gold, usually cream horns, sometimes huge purple-tipped plume flounces; lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance.
  • Trillion - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (E.Bessette 2000) TB 36 inches (91 cm), ML SA S-yellow,darker edge,violet veining F-rose brown,raspberry violet center B-violet-yellow,violet horn;fragrant
  • Velvet Valentine - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Velvet Valentine$16.00
    (Tasco 2015) TB, 35", EML Tightly swirled neyron rose standards; aster mauve falls with a slightly lighter edge. Beards are tangerine in the middle and throat and have a few light pink hairs at the end and along the middle edges. Large moderately ruffled flower with a very slight sweet fragrance. 3 branches and an average of 7 buds on a moderate candelabra branched stalk. Bowled Over X BonAppetit
  • Victoria Circle - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Victoria Circle$8.25$7.50
    (Frederick Kerr, 1994) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), M S. white; F. white, 1/2 inches sapphire blue edge, ivory near beard; beards white, tipped gold; slight sweet fragrance.
  • Victorian Charmer - fragrant Border bearded Iris
    Victorian Charmer$8.25$7.50
    (D.Pinegar 1995) BB 26 inches (66 cm), EML S. white with light pink midrib and veining; style arms white; F. creamy white overlaid light pink, veined medium pink; beards orange; lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Vanity X Marmalade Skies.
  • Vintage Press - fragrant reblooming Intermediate bearded Iris
    Vintage Press$7.25
    (George Sutton, 1999) IB, 25 inches (64 cm), VE-EM & RE S.heavily ruffled apricot,w/ lavender shading on midrib, F.white around B.apricot to orange lavender; slight sweet fragrance.
  • Violet Music - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Violet Music$8.25$7.50
    (Clarence Mahan, 1991) TB, 40 inches (102 cm), VE-EM & RE Ruffled uniform medium violet, F. with white blaze; beards violet, tipped yellow; pronounced spicy fragrance. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 4 to 9.
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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