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
    Aaron's Dream
    Aaron's Dream
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    $6.50
    (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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  • Acoma
    Acoma$6.50
    (McGee '90) TB, 30 inches (71 cm), E Sky blue standards with darker blue/violet plicata markings on ivory falls. Very popular Iris with multiple awards. Orange blossom fragrance. 1990 HM 1992, AM 1994, Wister 1997
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  • After The Dawn$6.00
    (R.Ernst 1995) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M S-violet-peach,darker violet midrib F-peach yellow,caramel shoulders,white center;fragrant HM 1997
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  • Afternoon Delight
    Afternoon Delight$8.50
    (Ernst 1985) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M The standards are a beautiful tan and the falls are lavender. It produces many flowers and is a very good grower. HM 1989 AM 1993
    Sweet fragrance.
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  • 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.
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  • Age Of Innocence
    Age Of Innocence$6.50
    (Frederick Kerr 1994) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), M S. pure white; F. white, edged blue; beards golden yellow; ruffled; slight fragrance. Edith Wolford X Condottiere. HM 1997.
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  • Ain't Misbehavin'$7.50
    (R.Ernst 1995) TB 37 inches (94 cm), SA M S-red violet-blue violet F-violet,blended white,bluish center stripe B-orange-blue;fragrant HM 1998
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  • Alentejo$6.50
    (Cy Bartlett, 2000) IB, 20 inches (51 cm), M S. white, blended pale yellow, midrib veined yellow, inner base dotted brown; style arms white, blended yellow; F. yellow, sanded, dotted and veined brown; beards bright golden yellow; heavily ruffled; sweet fragrance. Eyebright X Brandy Sipper.
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  • Alice Davis$6.50
    (Ed Matheny lll 1995) TB 35 inches (89 cm), M S. pink S. pink F. creamy white, edged pink, honeydew shoulders; beards bright orange; ruffled, lightly laced; slight musky fragrance. Wet on Wet X Autumn Blush.
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  • Alizes$7.50
    (Jean Cayeux 1991) TB 33 inches (84 cm) EM. S. pure crystalline white; F. medium blue with white center; beards yellow. Sweet fragrance. RHS Award of garden merit 2000
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  • Almaden
    Almaden$8.45
    (Maryott 1990) TB 36 inches (91 cm) M. Lightly ruffled dark smooth red maroon; beards dark maroon red; slight sweet fragrance. Fragrant Iris HM 1992
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  • Almost Paradise$7.00
    (R.Ernst 1993) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), M S-creamy pink F-raspberry purple B-bright orange;fragratn
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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