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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  • 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.
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  • 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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  • Anne Murray - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Anne Murray$8.00$7.00
    (Michael Moller, 1996) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), ML S-lilac-blue with darker midrib F-blue-white,veined darker blue B-yellow tipped white; slight sweet fragrance. Solid State X Avis. HM 1998.
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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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  • 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.
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  • Barn Dance - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Barn Dance$6.50
    (Monty Byers, 1991) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), EM & RE S. medium light yellow; F. pale straw yellow, slightly deeper yellow hafts and border peppered and sanded rose brown, small white area under bright yellow beard; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Broadway X Spirit of Fiji.
  • Big Melt - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Big Melt$6.50
    (Burseen 1992) TB 37 inches (94 cm) ML. Ruffled, flared, lightly laced cool violet white, darker at center; beards gold tipped lavender blue; spicy fragrance.
  • 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 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
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  • Blueberry Bliss - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Blueberry Bliss$12.00$8.00
    (Schreiner, 2004)TB, 40" (107 cm), EM Medium blue self; beards blue, yellow in throat. (Olympiad x Honky Tonk Blues) x Royal Intrigue) X Tokatee Falls. HM 2006, AM 2009.
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  • Bold As Love - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Bold As Love$12.00
    (Larry Lauer, 2003) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), EM Heavily ruffled peach pink; beards capsicum red; pronounced sweet fragrance.
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  • Bonus Lite - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Bonus Lite$7.50
    (George Sutton, 1998) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), ML & RE S-white,styles yellowish F-white,gold shoulders B-yellow orange;fragrant
  • Border Music - fragrant Border bearded Iris
    Border Music$6.50
    (George Sutton, 1998). BB 26 inches (66 cm) EML. S. blended yellow ochre and pale methyl violet; style arms yellow ochre; F. pale methyl violet veined darker, 1/4 inches yellow edge at end of F., dark yellow ochre shoulders with beards yellow, methyl violet base; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Berry Rich X Miss Nellie.
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  • Boss Tweed - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Boss Tweed$6.50
    (J.McWhirter 1993) TB 38 inches (97 cm), M Tan-brown,white area under gold B;slight fragrance HM 1995 AM 1998
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  • Boysenberry Buttercup - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Boysenberry Buttercup$6.50
    (Larry Lauer, 1997) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), EM S. light creamy yellow, purple midrib shading; style arms creamy yellow, base purple; F. lavender, rim lighter; beards white end, mustard midsection, yellow in throat; ruffled; pronounced sweet fragrance. HM 1999, AM 2001.
  • Bridge In Time - fragrant reblooming tall bearded Iris
    Bridge In Time$6.50
    (B.Wilkerson 1995) TB 32 inches (81 cm), M & RE white self B-white tipped yellow in throat;slight sweet fragrance
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  • Bronco Down - fragrant tall bearded Iris
    Bronco Down$6.50
    (T.Burseen 1995) TB 35 inches (89 cm), M S. dark brown orange style arms tan, washed brown; F. yellow ground heavily stitched and washed dark red brown beards mustard; ruffled; spicy 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