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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Corn-Harvest.jpg Corn Harvest
11054 Corn Harvest
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(C. Wyatt, 1977) TB, 30 inches (76 cm), E-M & RE Full yellow self; ruffled F.; full yellow beard. HM 1980. Reliable multiple rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 4 to 9. Fragrant Iris.
Cowabunga.jpg Cowabunga
10871 Be the first one to write a review
(Tom Burseen, 1996) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), M Ruffled metallic blue lilac self; beards golden orange, large; musky fragrance. HM 2000.
Crusader-Rabbit.jpg Crusader Rabbit
60732 Be the first one to write a review
(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.jpg Cycles
60444 Be the first one to write a review
(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
Dawn of Change.jpg Dawn of Change
10891 Be the first one to write a review
(Richard Ernst, 1993) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), M S. light lavender blue, paling to near-white at edge; style arms with yellow highlights; F. white with golden yellow shoulders; beards orange, tipped light yellow; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. HM 1996.
Debrenee.jpg Debrenee
60103 Be the first one to write a review
(William Maryott, 1995) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EM S. light lavender with hint of pink; F. smooth medium violet maroon; beards tangerine; sweet fragrance. HM 1998. Fragrant iris.
Dime a Dance - Tall bearded Iris Dime A Dance
60148 Be the first one to write a review
(Marilyn Boro, 1996) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), M S. white; F. red violet, 1/4 inches light red violet rim, white flash by yellow beard; slight sweet fragrance. Fragrant iris.
Do-Wa-Diddy.jpg Do Wa Diddy
60891 Be the first one to write a review
(Tom Burseen, 1998) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), E S. and style arms chrome yellow; F. burgundy red washed purple black, shoulders gold; beards gold; ruffled; pronounced spicy fragrance.
Doctor-Dark.jpg Doctor Dark
60455 Be the first one to write a review
(T.Burseen 1994) TB 36 inches (91 cm), EM Glossy dark grape violet B-dark purple;musky fragrance
Double-Shot.jpg Double Shot
60710 Be the first one to write a review
(G. Sutton,2000) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EML & RE S. white, sanded violet blue; style arms violet blue; F. white, heavily striped violet blue; beards white, hairs tipped yellow; slight sweet fragrance. Point in Time X G-83: (Garden Grace x Bountiful Harvest).
Dream-Express.jpg Dream Express
(Richard Tasco, 1999) TB, 40" (107 cm), M Plum purple,undertoned magenta F-magenta line B-purple-white-gold; sweet fragrance. Ruffled Goddess X Purple Pirouette. HM 2001, AM 2004.

Dream-of-You.jpg Dream of You
61267 Dream of You
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(Frederick Kerr, 1994) TB, 39 inches (99 cm), M S-pastel blue, lemondrop yellow edge F-ultraviolet blue, lavender edge B-orange-blue; ruffled; fragrant. Dover Beach X Twist of Fate.
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.