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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60196 Be the first one to write a review
(V.Keyser 2000) TB 29 inches (74 cm), EML & RE S-straw yellow,lavender midrib F-ivory,erratic pattern purple splashes B-yellow;fragrant HM 2002
Warm Wishes tall bearded Iris Warm Wishes
61328 Be the first one to write a review
(William Maryott, 1999) TB, 35" (89 cm), M Medium yellow F-with lighter center B-yellow,bushy,large;sweet fragrance.
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60388 Be the first one to write a review
(Weiler 1991) TB 37 inches (94 cm), ML Dark yellow B-dark gold tipped orange;sweet fragrance HM 1993
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60864 Be the first one to write a review
(Tom Burseen, 1994) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), M S-tan-brown F-dark brown,cream spray pattern at gold B;laced;fragrant
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60437 Be the first one to write a review
(F.Kerr 1995) TB 32 inches (81 cm), M S-white,infused yellow F-yellow,darker veining & hafts B-gold;fragrant
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30107 Be the first one to write a review
(Keppel 1983) TB 35 inches (89 cm), M. Pansy-violet falls, deeper in center paling toward the edges, blue standards, blue beards tipped yellow. Fragrant Iris. HM 1985 AM 1988
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30110 Be the first one to write a review
(J. Gibson 1972) TB 37 inches (94 cm), M. Crisp white petals branded in blue/violet markings, bluish beards. Well branched and good grower. Sweet fragrance.

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10723 Be the first one to write a review
(Zurbrigg 1990) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), M The standards are red violet blending to gold and the falls are gold; gold beard. Pronounced sweet fragrance.

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10949 Be the first one to write a review
(B. Miller, 1989) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), EM & RE (Oct in AL) Lightly ruffled smooth blend of garnet and deep rose; bronze beard; slight fragrance. Gideon Victorious X Samaritan. Sporatic rebloom Reported to rebloom in zones 8 and 9.
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10747 Be the first one to write a review
(Byers 1986) TB 36 inches (91 cm) ME-ML. SA The standards are medium pink blending to pink white edge and the falls are pink white, deep orange gold hafts blending to deep pink around deep red orange beard; occasional tiny horns; lightly ruffled and laced; slight spicy fragrance. Persian Berry X B. Hager horned pink sdlg.: (Moon Mistress x Meek horned sdlg.).
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10753 Billionaire
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(Monty Byers, 1987) TB, 32 inches (81 cm), EM-M & RE (Sept/CA) Lightly ruffled bright yellow gold; yellow orange beard; slight musky fragrance. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 5 to 9.
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(C. Marsh 1984) TB 35.5 inches (90 cm) E-L. The standards are light lavender and the falls are white ground with 1/4 inch petunia purple plicata band and speckles at hafts; lavender beard tipped bronze; ruffled; sweet fragrance. 68-5: ((Gibson Girl x Champagne Velvet) x Melodrama) X Stepping Out.
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.