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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Star-Surge.jpg Star Surge
12967 Be the first one to write a review
(George Sutton, 2000) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), ML S. and style arms imperial purple; F. imperial purple speckled white, lower third dark plum purple with thin white to violet edge; beards bronze; ruffled; slight spicy fragrance.
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60983 Be the first one to write a review
(George Sutton,2004) TB SA, 37 inches (94 cm), ML & RE S. and style arms coral pink; F. beetroot purple washed violet purple, coral pink spray pattern; beards old gold, beetroot flounce; ruffled; slight spicy fragrance. Mesmerizer X G-92: (Tomorrow's Child x Sweet Musette). HM 2008

Starwoman.jpg Starwoman
60085 Be the first one to write a review
(Marky Smith, 1998) IB, 25 inches (64 cm), M S. blackish royal purple, faint lavender grey marks at deep purple midrib; style arms strong mauve violet, edges greyer; F. pearl ground, inches darkest black violet rim and center stripe, dark violet dashing and stitching within rim; beards blue violet at end, gold-tipped blue violet central area, yellow in throat; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. HM 2001, AM 2003, Sass Medal 2005, Dykes 2008.
Strictly-Ballroom.jpg Strictly Ballroom
60217 Be the first one to write a review
(L.Lauer 1994) TB 34 inches (86 cm), M S-white F-medium blue,undertoned lavender B-white tipped lavender;fragrant HM 1996
Sultans-Daughter.jpg Sultan's Daughter
60447 Be the first one to write a review
(B.Blyth 1995) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M S-biscuit to beige,flushed rose F-plush ruby,lighter edge B-gold,fragrant
Summertime-Blues.jpg Summertime Blues
12113 Be the first one to write a review
(George Sutton, 2002) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), M & RE. S. pale wistaria blue, midrib slightly deeper; style arms pale wistaria blue; F. paler wistaria blue; beards orange, wistaria blue at end; heavily ruffled, diamond dusted; pronounced sweet fragrance. (Busy Being Blue x Deity) X Star Master.
Superstition1 Superstition
30131 Be the first one to write a review
(Schreiner's 1977) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M Rich ebony with a hint of maroon. Sweet fragrance. HM 1979 AM 1981

Sweet-Musette.jpg Sweet Musette
60105 Be the first one to write a review
(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.jpg Sweet Orange Spice
60490 Be the first one to write a review
(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).
Swingtown.jpg Swingtown
61272 Swingtown
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(Schreiner, 1996) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), L Mulberry claret self B-blue purple;pronounced sweet fragrance. HM 1998, AM 2000.
graphicp/thumbnail/Tennison-Ridge.jpg Tennison Ridge
60055 Be the first one to write a review
(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.
Tiger Honey.jpg Tiger Honey
12017 Be the first one to write a review
(Brad Kasperek, 1994) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), EM S. butterscotch with random golden yellow streaks; F. butterscotch and caramel stripes on golden yellow ground, off-white streaking; beards butterscotch; lightly laced, ruffled; slight fragrance. HM 1996, AM 1998.
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.