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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  • Aaron's Dream - tall bearded Iris - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Aaron's Dream$7.50
    (G. Sutton 1994) TB RE 37 inches (94 cm), EML. Ruffled semi-flared pale blue, almost white self; mid blue beards.

    Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 8 and 9.

    Late rebloom. Fragrant Iris.
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  • Ace Royale - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Ace Royale$10.00$7.50
    (Barry Blyth, 1998). TB, 38 inches (97 cm), M S-opalescent pinkish cream-white F-plum burgundy B-chocolate bronze;fragrant
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  • Again and Again - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Again and Again$14.00
    (Sterling Innerst, 1999) TB 36 inches (91 cm) M & RE. Excellent Rebloomer! This is a continuous rebloomer and is one of our best rebloomers. Stands light medium yellow with medium yellow falls with white spray pattern around white beard changing to yellow in throat. This is a very large flower. Slight sweet fragrance. Renown X Anxious. Reliable multiple rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 4 to 9.
  • Altered States - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Altered States$7.50$7.15
    (Burseen 1997) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M. The standards are white ground, purple streaks and the falls are white, dotted, blotched purple. Fragrant Iris.
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  • Amaryllis - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Amaryllis$6.50
    (Ruth Goebel,1995) TB, 27 inches (69 cm), M S. none; lacy style arms; F. chinese yellow shaded pink, blue and bronze; pronounced sweet fragrance. Mount Spokane X (Tillamook x self). Amarllis is a true novelty Iris in that it does not have Stand but 6 Falls.
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  • Angelic Wings - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Angelic Wings$6.50
    (B. Miller 1991) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), EM & RE (Aug-Nov/AL) Lightly ruffled pale blue, fading white; beards white, yellow and red in throat; slight sweet fragrance. Radiant Angel X English Cottage.

    Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 8 and 9.

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  • Art Show - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Art Show$9.50
    (Keppel 1990) TB 34 inches (86 cm), M. The standards are peach beige and the falls are cordovan edged maize. Fragrant Iris.

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  • ASCII Art - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    ASCII Art$6.50
    (Walter Moores 1997) TB 32 inch (81 cm) M. The standards are white; style arms blue violet and the falls are white, narrow blue violet stitched edge, wider at hafts; beards white; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Victoria Falls X Fall Spotlight. Awards - HM 2001
  • Ashleigh Nicole - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Ashleigh Nicole$6.50
    (D.Pineger 1994) TB 28 inches (71 cm), M S-medium light pink F-creamy white,edged pink,aprcot shoulders B-dark coral;fragrant
  • Aureoles - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Aureoles$9.00
    (Bruce Filardi, 2011) TB, 43" (109 cm), EM S. creamy white, very narrow laced gold rim; style arms white; F. creamy white, slightly wider and more intense gold rim; beards bright red-orange; slight spicy fragrance. Captain Crunch X Leading Light.
  • Autumn Bugler - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Autumn Bugler$6.50
    (F. Jones 1986) TB, 28 inches (71 cm), E & RE S. slightly darker than spectrum violet; F. dark purple; white beard tipped orange; slight musky fragrance. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 5 to 9.


  • Autumn Tryst - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Autumn Tryst$16.00
    (Weiler 1993) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), EM & RE The standards are white, shot, stippled & edged rosy lavender and the falls are white, edged rosy lavender; beards pale yellow; slight sweet fragrance. Lilac Stitchery X Earl of Essex. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 6 to 9. Fragrant Iris. HM 1997
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  • Baboon Bottom - fragrant Border bearded Iris
    Baboon Bottom$8.50
    (B. Kasperek 1994) BB, 26 inches (66 cm), M Streaked & swirled medium pink & old rose; tangerine beards, tipped rose pink; ruffled, laced; slight fragrance. Date Bait X Maria Tormena. Awards HM 1996, AM 1998, Knowlton Medal 2002.
  • Back Street Affair - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Back Street Affair$9.50
    (S.Innerst 1997) TB 34 inches (86 cm), M S-medium yellow F-coffee to milky brown,yellow border B-brilliant gold;fragrant HM 2000
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  • Bamboozle - fragrant SDB Standard Dwarf Bearded
    Bamboozle$14.00
    (Paul Black, 2007) SDB, 12 inches (30 cm), EM S. warm buff pink heavily infused orchid in center; style arms medium coral pink; F. buff pink, white area around beard, dark brown haft veins, dark orchid plicata band narrower at distal edge, narrow mauve rim, variable plicata marking over center; beards white tipped bright orange; feathered and serrated edges; pronounced sweet fragrance. HM 2009.
  • Before the Storm - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Before the Storm$14.00
    (S. Innerst, 1989) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), M Black self. Black beard tipped bronze; slight fragrance. Superstition X Raven's Roost. One of the best Black Irises ever. A real favorate. HM 1991, AM 1993, Wister 1995 Dykes metal winner 1996.
  • Billionaire - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Billionaire$7.75
    (Monty Byers, 1987) TB, 32 inches (81 cm), EM-M & RE (Sept/CA) Lightly ruffled bright yellow gold; yellow orange beard; slight musky fragrance. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 5 to 9.
  • Blue Cheer - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Blue Cheer$8.50
    (L.Lauer 1997) TB 35 inches (89 cm), M Blue,white shoulders B-light blue-white;sweet fragrance HM 2000
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  • Blue Fire - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Blue Fire$6.75
    (D.Pinegar 1995) TB 35 inches (89 cm), ML S. and style arms medium blue; F. medium blue, aging paler, darker center wash, lighter edge and dark blue centerline; beards deep yellow, tipped light blue; heavily ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. (Gypsy Rings x Moon Mistress) X Olympiad. Spanish Fork
  • Blue Note Blues - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Blue Note Blues$7.50
    (Richard Ernst, 1997) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), M Medium blue F-lighter area near pale yellow B. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
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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