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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  • Forever Yours - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Forever Yours$9.50$8.50
    (Ben Hager, 1993) TB, 36-38 inches (91-97 cm), M & RE Clear white; beards white, tipped yellow. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 6 to 9. Fragrant Iris.
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  • Frappe - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Frappe$16.00$14.00
    (Byers 1991) TB 34 inches (86 cm), EM & RE S. varying from very pale strawberry pink to pinkish white; F. slightly deeper pale strawberry pink blended very pale raspberry pink with white striations underlying upper third; beards orange tangerine; lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance.
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  • Free From Darkness - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Free From Darkness$15.00
    (David Headrick, 2001) TB, 32 inches (81 cm), ML S. dark royal purple; style arms lighter purple; F. purple black center, royal purple at edge, dark wine red shoulders veined white; beards deep blue at end, mustard in throat; slight sweet fragrance. Lady Friend X Hello Darkness.
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  • Free Will - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Free Will$20.00
    (Larry Lauer, 2015) TB, 35" (89 cm), M-L S. mimosa yellow,; style arms canary yellow.; F. chrome yellow lightening to chinese yellow rim, light methyl violet) flash around beards extending _??? down center of petal; beards indian yellow in throat, mineral violet at end; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Sundrenched X Whispering Spirits.
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  • French Rose - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    French Rose$8.25$7.50
    (George Sutton, 1998) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), M Ruffled blended french rose and salmon; style arms salmon; beards spanish orange; slight sweet fragrance.
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  • Frost Echo - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Frost Echo$10.50
    (Aitken 1995) TB 34 inches (86 cm) EM & RE The standards and style arms are whiteand the falls are very pale lavender with zonal spot, fading to white; beards white; slight spicy fragrance. Immortality X (Seawolf x I Do). Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 5 to 9.
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  • Gigolo NOID - tall bearded Iris
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  • Gina The Gypsy - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Gina The Gypsy$7.25
    (D. Pinegar,1994) TB, 30 inches (76 cm), EM S. greenish yellow narrowly edged white; F. velvety deep purple blending outward to light blue purple, narrow brownish edge, brownish red hafts; beards deep yellow; tailored; slight sweet fragrance. Twist of Fate X Rowdy.
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  • Girl Next Door - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Girl Next Door$9.50
    (P.Black 1990) TB 36 inches (91 cm), EM S-white with pink lines up midrib F-pink,amber hafts B-orange;fragrant HM 1993
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  • Glacier Spring - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Glacier Spring$9.50
    (Frederick Kerr, 1993) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), M S. blue white; F. medium blue, darker midline from beard to edge; ruffled; slight spicy fragrance. Fragrant Iris.
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  • Gladys My Love - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Gladys My Love$8.00
    (A.Ensminger 1998) TB 40 inches (102 cm), ML S-style arms white F-orient pink B-poppy red;slight fragrance HM 2000
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  • Gnu - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Gnu$8.00
    (Brad Kasperek, 1994) TB, 32 inches (81 cm), M S. light lavender ground washed medium lavender and off-white with medium violet splashes; F. same, heavier medium violet purple on shoulders; beards burnt orange tipped medium violet; ruffled; slight fragrance. HM 1996, AM 1998.
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  • Godsend - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Godsend$11.00$9.50
    (Monty Byers, 1989) TB, SA, 36 inches (91 cm), M-L S. mid-pink; F. pink white, beige pink hafts; red orange beard changing to electric violet toward fuzzy amethyst horns; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance.
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  • Going My Way - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Going My Way$8.25
    (J. Gibson 1972) TB 37 inches (94 cm), M. Crisp white petals branded in blue/violet markings, bluish beards. Well branched and good grower. Sweet fragrance.


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  • Grand Praise - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Grand Praise$8.00
    (H. C. Mohr 1992) TB 36 inches (91 cm) M. The standards are apricot orange flushed peach pink and the falls are cream white, edged apricot orange, hafts flushed peach; beards tangerine red; slight musky fragrance. Orange Float X Orange Wave.
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  • Grape Snakez - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Grape Snakez$13.00
    (B.Kasperek 1999) TB 37 inches (94 cm), M S-toffee,silver white streaking with purple flecking F-purple,streaked toffee & cream white B-gold;fragrant HM 2001
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  • Grindelwald - fragrant Intermediate bearded Iris
    Grindelwald$15.00
    (S. Innerst,2002) IB, 19 inches (48 cm), ML White, F. with blue spot; beards gold; slight sweet fragrance. Night Fires X Smart.
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  • Habit - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Habit$17.00$14.00
    (P.Black 1999) TB 34 inches (86 cm), M S-palest violet white,darker violet edge F-dark purple black B-gold; fragrant HM 2001
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  • Halloween Halo - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Halloween Halo$8.00
    (John Weiler, 1991) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), EML & RE S. white, very pale yellow rim; F. white, bordered soft amber yellow; beards orange red; slight sweet fragrance. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 5 to 9.
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  • Harvest Of Memories - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Harvest Of Memories$8.00
    (L. Zurbrigg, 1985) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), M & RE (Oct in VA) Dresden yellow; yellow beard; slight sweet fragrance. Photo courtesy of Dorothie Hellman. Reliable multiple rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 3 to 9. Fragrant Iris.
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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