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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  • Classic Suede - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Classic Suede$9.50
    (L.Lauer 1999) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), EM S-light sienna brown F-sienna,patterned burnt sienna B-gold;fragrant HM 2001
  • Cloud Ballet - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Cloud Ballet$8.00
    (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.
  • Coalignition - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (Tom Burseen, 1993) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EM S. dark red maroon; F. sooty velvety black maroon; beards bright gold; ruffled; spicy fragrance. HM 1997.
  • Colleen's Dreamsicle - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Colleen's Dreamsicle$7.25
    (Donald Spoon, 1995) TB, SA 36-38 inches (91-97 cm), M S. light pink; F. lighter pink, peach hafts and 1/4 inches light peach border; beards cherry red, fuzzy lavender horn; ruffled, lightly laced; sweet fragrance.
  • Color Me Blue - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Color Me Blue$7.25
    (Schreiner, 1997) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), M Heavily ruffled light blue self B-white,yellow throat;pronounced fragrance. Delta Blues X Riverboat Blues. HM 1999, AM 2001.
  • Color Me Pink - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Color Me Pink$8.25
    (D.Pinegar 1996) TB 34 inches (86 cm), M S-style arms deep pink F-peach pink,white below coral red B;fragrant HM 2000
  • Colorado Bonanza - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Colorado Bonanza$8.00
    (Tom Magee 1996) TB 43 inch (109 cm) E. Ruffled silver infused gold; style arms silver, veined gold; beards silver, gold at end and in throat; slight sweet fragrance. Awards - HM 2000
  • Comme Un Volcan - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Comme Un Volcan$17.75
    (Michle Bersillon, 2012) TB, 35" (90 cm), M S. blue violet, narrow grey border; style arms, sides creamy tan, darker center stripe; F. medium violet-blue, sides lighter, hafts blended tan; beards orange yellow, very light blue at end, 3-4 cm long blue violet appendages ending in small flounce; slight sweet fragrance. Derviche X Special Feature.
  • Condor's Shadow - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Condor's Shadow$8.00
    (Robert Dunn, 2000) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EM Deep velvety plum purple self,B.plum purple,ruffled. slight sweet fragrance.
  • Confederate Royalty - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Confederate Royalty$10.50$9.50
    (W. Moores,1997) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), ML S. greyed lavender; F. white ground, violet purple fancy plicata markings; beards mustard; lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Purple Pepper X Sides
  • Congratulations - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (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
  • Conjuration - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    ((Byers '89) SA TB 36 inches (91 cm), M-L S. white; F. white, suffusing to deep bright amethyst violet edge; fuzzy white horns. Sweet fragrance.
    Awards - HM 1991, AM 1994, Wister 1998, Dykes Medal 1998
  • Coral Point - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Coral Point$16.00
    (George Sutton, 2000) TB, SA, 37 inches (94 cm), ML Ruffled and laced pale pink; beards coral, pink horn; slight musky fragrance. HM 2003. This is one of the better pink Iris that is outstanding in any garden.

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  • Cosmic Wave - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Cosmic Wave$8.00
    (F. Kerr,1996) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), EM S. medium violet blue, wide white border; F. medium blue violet; beards yellow, white at end; ruffled; pronounced spicy fragrance. Edith Wolford X Lullaby of Spring.
  • Covet Me - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Covet Me$7.25
    (B.Blyth 1994) TB 38 inches (97 cm), EML Lustrous pure gold,B.mustard gold musky fragrance
  • Crusader Rabbit - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Crusader Rabbit$18.25
    (L. Lauer,2003) TB, 30 inches (76 cm), EM S. amber yellow, center flushed peach; style arms amber yellow; F. white, amber yellow rim and shoulders; beards capsicum red; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance.
  • Cycles - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (J.McWhirter 1986) TB 38 inches (97 cm), E-M S-light to mid-blue F-white,stitched blue on edge B-white;slight fragrance HM 1989
  • Daredevil - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (K.Keppel 1988) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M S-white,suffused columbine blue F-white,stitched blue edge B-orange;fragrant HM 1990
  • Dark Avenger - fragrant Intermediate bearded Iris
    Dark Avenger$9.50
    (M. Sutton, 2003) IB SA, 19 inches (49 cm) E-M. S. and style arms violet blue; F. black; Beards blue with dark violet blue feathered horn; slightly spicy fragrance.
  • Dark Passion - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Dark Passion$9.50
    (Schreiner's 1998) TB 35 inches (89 cm), M Ebony black self. B-black;pronounced sweet fragrant HM 2001
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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