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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  • Blue Cheer - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Blue Cheer$10.50
    (L.Lauer 1997) TB 35 inches (89 cm), M Blue,white shoulders B-light blue-white;sweet fragrance HM 2000
  • Blue Jay Way - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Blue Jay Way$8.00
    (L.Lauer 1998) TB 36 inches (91 cm), EM Blue F-with white around white B,yellow throat;sweet fragrance HM 2001
  • Blue Note Blues - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Blue Note Blues$9.50
    (Richard Ernst, 1997) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), M Medium blue F-lighter area near pale yellow B. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
  • Blue Rhythm - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Blue Rhythm$11.00
    (Mrs. C. Whiting, 1945). TB, 36 inches (91 cm), Midseason bloom. Medium blue self. Lemon fragrance. ('Annabel' X 'Blue Zenith'). Honorable Mention 1945; Award of Merit 1947; American Dykes Medal 1950.
  • Blueberry Bliss - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Blueberry Bliss$15.00
    (Schreiner, 2004)TB, 40" (107 cm), EM Medium blue self; beards blue, yellow in throat. (Olympiad x Honky Tonk Blues) x Royal Intrigue) X Tokatee Falls. HM 2006, AM 2009.
  • Bolder Boulder - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Bolder Boulder$15.00
    (Tom Magee, 2000). TB, 30 inches (76 cm), E & RE S. pinkish grey; style arms grey, lilac lip; F. purplish lilac; beards bittersweet; slight sweet fragrance. Acoma X Champagne Elegance. HM 2002.
  • Bonus Bucks - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Bonus Bucks$8.00
    (George Sutton, 1997) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), ML Ruffled diamond-dusted ethyl blue, hyacinth blue spot inside base of S.; beards cobalt blue, bronze in throat; pronounced spicy sweet fragrance. Ice Castle X Touch of Bronze.
  • Bonus Lite - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Bonus Lite$9.50
    (George Sutton, 1998) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), ML & RE S-white,styles yellowish F-white,gold shoulders B-yellow orange;fragrant
  • Border Music - fragrant Border bearded Iris
    Border Music$8.25$7.50
    (George Sutton, 1998). BB 26 inches (66 cm) EML. S. blended yellow ochre and pale methyl violet; style arms yellow ochre; F. pale methyl violet veined darker, 1/4 inches yellow edge at end of F., dark yellow ochre shoulders with beards yellow, methyl violet base; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Berry Rich X Miss Nellie.
  • Boss Tweed - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Boss Tweed$8.25
    (J.McWhirter 1993) TB 38 inches (97 cm), M Tan-brown,white area under gold B;slight fragrance HM 1995 AM 1998
  • Bourree - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    (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.
  • Boy Friend - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Boy Friend$10.50
    (Williamson 1986) TB 38 inches (97 cm), EM S-med.amber tan F-bright golden tan,amber tan edge & hafts B-yellow-orange;fragrant HM 1988
  • Boysenberry Buttercup - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Boysenberry Buttercup$8.25$7.50
    (Larry Lauer, 1997) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), EM S. light creamy yellow, purple midrib shading; style arms creamy yellow, base purple; F. lavender, rim lighter; beards white end, mustard midsection, yellow in throat; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. HM 1999, AM 2001.
  • Brazenberry - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (S.Innerst 1999) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M Ruby berry-wine;B.maroon bronze fragrance HM 2001 AM 2003
  • Bridge In Time - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Bridge In Time$8.00
    (B.Wilkerson 1995) TB 32 inches (81 cm), M & RE white self B-white tipped yellow in throat;slight sweet fragrance
  • Brindled Beauty - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Brindled Beauty$14.00
    (A.Ensminger 1994) TB 34 inches (86 cm), ML S-white with campanula splashes F-white with campanula streaks & splashes B-red;fragrant HM 1996 AM 1999
  • Bronco Down - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Bronco Down$8.25$7.50
    (T.Burseen 1995) TB 35 inches (89 cm), M S. dark brown orange style arms tan, washed brown; F. yellow ground heavily stitched and washed dark red brown beards mustard; ruffled; spicy fragrance.
  • Buckwheat - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    (M.Byers 1989) TB 36 inches (91 cm), E-ML & RE S. varies from creamy straw to light yellow with hint of ecru; F. medium yellow with a variable greenish ecru influence and dark brown lines at hafts to just below yellow beard; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Spirit of Memphis X Soap Opera. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zone 6 to 9.
  • Bud to Blossom - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Bud to Blossom$20.00
    (Larry Lauer, 2015) TB, 32" (81 cm), E-M-L S. white, barium yellow, midrib and light rim; style arms white; F. oxblood red, bishopÕs violet flash from beard, mexican tan shoulders and white rim; beards tangerine-orange in middle, orange-buff at end; pronounced sweet fragrance
  • Bugleboy Blues - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Bugleboy Blues$8.00
    (George Sutton, 1996) TB SA, 38 inches (97 cm), ML Ruffled sky blue mottled french blue; style arms blended sky blue; beards sky blue, base white, gold in throat, ending in sky blue spoons; slight sweet fragrance. Dauber's Delight X Honky Tonk Blues. HM 1999.
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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