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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Celtic-Skies.jpg Celtic Skies
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(George Sutton, 1999) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), ML-VL Ruffled wistaria blue, F. lighter on lower half; style arms wistaria blue; beards lobelia blue, hairs tipped yellow in throat; serrate petal edges; slight sweet fragrance. HM 1995
Minneola.jpg Minneola
$45.00 $10.50
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(George Sutton, 2005) BB, 26 inches (66 cm), EM & RE S. cadmium orange; style arms tangerine orange; F. blend of tangerine orange and apricot, dark orange veins; beards fire red, very wide; ruffled, light lace; slight spicy fragrance. Eggnog X Orange Popsicle. HM 2007
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(Walter Moores 1997) TB 32 inch (81 cm) M. The standards are white; style arms blue violet and the falls are white, narrow blue violet stitched edge, wider at hafts; beards white; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Victoria Falls X Fall Spotlight. Awards - HM 2001
Cloud-Ballet.jpg Cloud Ballet
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(Lyle Fort, 1990) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), M S. pale blue white, darkening to medium blue edge; F. pale blue white, darkening to medium blue edge; white beard; ruffled and heavily laced; slight sweet fragrance. HM 1993.
Day-Glow.jpg Day Glow
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(Keith Keppel, 1997) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EM S. pinkish apricot; style arms slightly deeper; F. pinkish apricot; beards tigerlily to fire red; slight fragrance. HM 1999. Fragrant iris.
Tall bearded Iris - Deep Dark Secret Deep Dark Secret
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(Paul Black, 1998) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), M S. dark blue purple, waxy sheen, blending to medium violet blue edge; style arms medium violet blue; F. dark blue purple, pale violet white diffused band, darker plum brown hafts; beards gold; heavily ruffled. HM 2000, AM 2002. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
Joans-Pleasure.jpg Joan's Pleasure
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(Lloyd Zurbrigg, 1993) TB, 26-31 inches (66-79 cm), M S. brownish blend; F. bright lavender, edged S. color, white hafts and around pale yellow beard; heavily ruffled; slight fragrance.
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(Roger Nelson, 1994) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), ML S. greyed wine; F. brighter greyed wine with white spray haft pattern; beards greyed orange; ruffled, pleated; slight musky fragrance. HM 1997.
Martile-Rowland.jpg Martile Rowland
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(Howard Bushnell, 2000) TB, 36-38 inches (91-97 cm), E Ruffled and laced lemon yellow, F. fading to white around uniform fire engine red orange beard; slight spicy fragrance. HM 2004.
Melted-Butter.jpg Melted Butter
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(Chun Fan, 1994) TB, 39 inches (99 cm), ML S. white infused butter yellow on midrib; F. white, butter yellow spray extending halfway down, yellow pleated edge; beards bright orange yellow, 1/2 inches melted butter tip; slight sweet fragrance. HM 1996, AM 1999.
Misty-Lady.jpg Misty Lady
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(Gary Sides, 1994) TB, 32 inches (81 cm), M & RE (Oct) S. pale lavender; F. blue violet; beards blue violet tipped yellow; ruffled, lightly laced; slight sweet fragrance. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 4 to 9.
Riverboat-Blues.jpg Riverboat Blues
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(Schreiner's 1991) TB 38 inches (97 cm), ML Ruffled medium blue self with white beards. Awards - HM 1993 AM 1995 8 to 9 buds per stem.
Sweet fragrance.

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.