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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Triffid.jpg Triffid
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(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.jpg Trillion
60495 Trillion
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(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
Vibes.jpg Vibes
61220 Vibes
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(Barry Blyth, 1998) SDB, 14" (36 cm), EML Mushroom apricot, F. with deeper mushroom pink spot, rosy brown hafts; beards tangerine, end lavender blue; slight fragrance.
Victoria Circle.jpg Victoria Circle
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12026 Victoria Circle
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(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.jpg Victorian Charmer
60418 Be the first one to write a review
(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.
Violet-Music.jpg Violet Music
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(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.
Violet-Shimmer.jpg Violet Shimmer
60468 Be the first one to write a review
(W.Moores 1998) TB 34 inches (86 cm), M S-& F white plicata stippled blue violet,style arms blue violet B-bronze-blue;fragrant HM 2001
Wake-Water.jpg Wake Water
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(Tom Burseen, 1996) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), EM S. white, blue influence at midrib; style arms white, washed blue; F. light blue washed violet blue, lighter edge, darker centerline; beards mustard; ruffled; spicy fragrance.
Wings-of-Peace.jpg Wings of Peace
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(George Sutton, 1997) TB SA, 38 inches (97 cm), EM Ruffled white self; beards white, hairs tipped yellow in throat, 1 inches wide white spoon; slight sweet fragrance. HM 2002.
Wishful-Thinking.jpg Wishful Thinking
61324 Be the first one to write a review
"(Keith Keppel, 1996) TB, 40-44 inches (107-112 cm), M S-blue paler edge F-paler silvery blue,chartreuse yellow B-yellow-lavender white;fragrant. HM 1998, AM 2000."
Yaquina-Blue.jpg Yaquina Blue
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(Schreiners '92)TB, 37 inches (94 cm), M Bubble ruffled ocean blue. Fragrant Iris. Large well formed flowers. Sweet fragrance. Awards - HM 1994, AM 1996, Wister 1998 Dykes Medal 2001.
Zepherina.jpg Zepherina
60466 Zepherina
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(Maryott's 1996) TB 34-36 inches (86-91 cm), EM S-lavender,smoky maroon midrib F-velvety maroon,brown shoulders B-yellow-purple;fragrant 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.