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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Tall bearded Iris Burst Burst
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(B. Blyth 1993) TB 36 inches (91 cm), EM. The standards are butterscotch and the falls are same, red infusion; mustard beards; sweet scent. Fragrant Iris.
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(Luihn 1982) TB 40 inches (102 cm), M-L. Brown; cadmium orange beards. Lily fragrance. HM 1984

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(Larry Lauer, 1994) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), M S. blue orchid, washed white; F. blue orchid, washed white, aging to show sanded pepper pattern on shoulders and margins; beards white, tipped lavender; slight fragrance. HM 1996.
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(Cy Bartlett, 1998) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), ML S. white, washed very pale lavender; F. medium blue lavender; beards light lavender, yellow in throat; heavily ruffled; slight sweet fragrance.
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(Monty Byers, 1990) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), M & RE S. medium red violet; F. medium violet, distinctly bordered bright red violet; beard mixed violet and gold; ruffled.

Reliable multiple rebloom for us in zone 8.

Reported to rebloom in zones 5 to 9.

Fragrant Iris. HM 1997
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60497 Be the first one to write a review
(Meininger 2000) TB 30 inches (76 cm), ML SA S. lemon orange sherbet, edge pale gold; style arms with darker midrib; F. pale lemon center with darker veining, edge pale gold; beards orange, 1 inches fuzzy orange sherbet horn usually present; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Skating Party X Almond Parfait or Moon Mistress.
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(Cy Bartlett,1999) IB, 24 inches (60 cm), E S. white, very heavily washed deep indigo blue; F. khaki; beards light khaki; lightly waved; slight fragrance.
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11021 Change of Pace
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(Schreiner's 1991) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), EM The standards are pink and the falls are white, rose violet plic. Fragrant Iris. HM 1993 AM 1997
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(William Maryott, 1992) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), M Ruffled, heavily laced yellow cream with hint of purple; beards yellow; slight sweet fragrance. HM 1995.
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(J. Roberts,1998) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), ML S. pale blue; F. white; beards pale blue; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Breakers X Honky Tonk Blues.
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(J.Wills 1943) TB 32 inches (81 cm), M Wills, 43; Medium blue Self, Ruffled; good substance, fragrant HM 1944 AM 1946 Dykes Medal 1947
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(Sterling Innerst, 1998) BB, 25 inches (64 cm), M & SA Medium blue self; beards dark blue, dark blue horn; slight fragrance. Deity X Codicil.
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.