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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  • Electric Surge - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Electric Surge$9.00
    (J.Weiler,1992) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), ML Lightly ruffled palest blue violet; beards very dark violet; slight sweet fragrance.
  • Elsiemae Nicholson - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Elsiemae Nicholson$8.50
    (G.Corlew 1986) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M-L Peach pink,lighter in center of F B-bright tangerine;slight fragrance HM 1988
  • Emperor's Delight - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Emperor's Delight$10.50
    (Schreiner's 1997) TB, 39 inches (99 cm), L Purple self B-purple,hairs tipped white;slight fragrance HM 1999
  • Endura - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (Darnell & Greg Hester, 2009) TB, 40 inches (102 cm), EM S. and style arms light lavender-blue; F. medium to deep violet, prominent white haft marks; beards white; ruffled; sweet fragrance. (Sapphire Hills x Rebecca Anne) X Jesse's Song.
  • Ensemble - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (J.McWhirter 1986) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M Heavily ruffled light rosy magenta; F. shaded darker; cream beard; very sweet fragrance. Gay Parasol X Clouds.
  • Eugenia King - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Eugenia King$9.50$7.50
    (Elyse Hill, 1998) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), M S. and style arms blended buff peach; F. lilac; beards orange; ruffled, laced; slight sweet fragrance. Fragrant iris.
  • Faithfulness - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (Waltermire 1983) TB 36 inches (91 cm) E-M. Ruffled full violet blue; white beard; pronounced sweet fragrance. Sapphire Hills X Full Tide. Fragrant Iris.
  • Fall Empire - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Fall Empire$8.25
    (George Sutton, 2002) TB, 32 inches (81 cm), ML & RE S. and style arms naples yellow; F. empire yellow (11D), cream around beard; beards orange, yellow at end; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Saxon X Orange Popsicle.
  • Fan Flare - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Fan Flare$16.00
    (Larry Lauer, 1998) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), ML S. and style arms reddish brown; F. purplish lavender, with reddish brown rim and brown shoulders; beards mustard, tipped purple; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Fragrant iris.
  • Fancy Dress - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Fancy Dress$17.75
    (Keith Keppel, 1998) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), E S. violet, paler veining, margin and base; style arms white, flushed violet; F. darker violet, paler veining and margin, white area surrounding beard; beards white, tipped orange in throat; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. HM 2000. Fragrant iris.
  • Fancy Woman - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Fancy Woman$13.00
    (Keith Keppel, 1995) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), VE-EM S. french lilac blended light lilac grey edge and base; F. blended and washed roman purple to french lilac, paler veining and narrow edge, white area beside beard; beards mikado orange, base white; sweet fragrance. HM 1997, AM 1999, Wister 2001. Runner up for the Dykes two years! Fragrant iris.
  • Fashion Passion - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Fashion Passion$17.75
    (Tom Burseen, 1993) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), M S. white, yellow glow at midrib; F. velvety dark red purple, 1/8 inches lavender pink edge; beards gold; heavily ruffled; slight fragrance. Fragrant iris.
  • Feed Back - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Feed Back$13.00
    (Ben Hager, 1983) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), E-M & RE (Sept-Oct in CA) Mid-violet; yellow beard; pronounced sweet fragrance. Reliable multiple rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 3 to 9. Early rebloom. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
  • Feminine Fire - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Feminine Fire$7.25
    (Richard Ernst, 1991) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), EM Ruffled medium pink infused apricot, deeper pink hafts; beards orange red; slight sweet fragrance. HM 1994.
  • Fimbriated Space - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Fimbriated Space$8.25$7.50
    (George Sutton, 1999) TB, SA, 35 inches (89 cm), ML Ruffled white, S. very open; style arms with fimbriated crests; beards white, hairs tipped pale yellow in center, orange yellow in throat, extended as white petaloid ending in white flounce; slight spicy fragrance.
  • Finsterwald - fragrant reblooming Intermediate bearded Iris
    (S.Innerst 1994) IB, 16 inches (41 cm), M yellow with brown;; fragrance. HM 1998
  • Fjord - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    (Roger Nelson, 1995) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), ML Blue white self,aging white B-cool white;slight sweet fragrance. HM 1999.
  • Flamenco Whirl - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Flamenco Whirl$10.50
    (B. Hamner, 1988) TB, 30-32 inches (76-81 cm), M S. golden yellow; F. maroon red, edged golden yellow, few gold markings around gold beard; ruffled; slight spicy fragrance.
  • Flow Blue - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Flow Blue$8.25$7.50
    (Duane Meek, 1992) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EM S-soft blue with darker flecks F-light center,blue on edge with dark flecks B-soft blue;fragrant.
  • Foreign Statesman - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Foreign Statesman$8.00
    (Sterling Innerst, 1993) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), M Full purple; beards purple blue, tipped bronze; slight fragrance. About the best purple self Iris HM 1995.
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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