Fragrant Iris

Fragrant Bearded Iris

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 scented bearded iris flowers, you will be pleased with the following selection from our range of fragrant irises.

Chailey Iris Garden - Bearded Irises
Holford Manor, Holford Manor Lane,
North Chailey, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 4DU
Phone: 01444 470157

Looking for the most fragrant bearded 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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Louise Todd
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(J, McWhirter 1995) TB 38 inches (97 cm), ML S-orchid-blue,lavender-blue style arms F-white B-orchid-lavender;slight fragrance
Lucille Richardson
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(Gerald Richardson, 1992) TB, 33 inches (84 cm), EM S. pale greyed lavender; style arms lavender, flushed orchid; F. rich orchid lavender, paler halo pattern around beard; beards orchid lavender, tipped pale lavender; slight fragrance. HM 1995.
Mabel Andrews
5.75 5.00
60737 Be the first one to write a review
(L. Zurbrigg,1983) TB, 31 inches (79 cm), M Rose pink with lighter spot on F.; rose pink beard; slight sweet fragrance. Fond Wish X Jean Guymer.
Marge M
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(George Sutton, 1991) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), M Ruffled violet blue, paler around beard; beards violet blue, tipped white; slight sweet fragrance.
Mariposa Autumn
7.00 6.00
60212 Be the first one to write a review
(R.Tasco 1999) TB 32 inches (81 cm), EM & RE S-rosy violet,white center,lemon yellow edges F-white,rosy violet band B-white-violet-gold;fragrant. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 7, 8, and 9. HM 2001 AM 2003
Martile Rowland
7.50 6.50
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(Howard Bushnell, 2000) TB, 36-38 inches (91-97 cm), E Ruffled and laced lemon yellow, F. fading to white around uniform fire engine red orange beard; slight spicy fragrance. HM 2004.
Mary Frances
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(L. Gaulter, 1973) TB, 38 inches (97 cm), M Ruffled light blue-orchid with white center on F.; white beard tipped yellow, orange throat. HM 1974, AM 1976, Dykes 1979. Fragrant Iris.
Melancholy Man
5.75 4.25
60440 Be the first one to write a review
(R.Nelson 1994) TB 35 inches (89 cm), M Silvery violet-blue,deeper thumbprints on F B-self tipped orange;sweet fragrance
Mellow Magic
7.00 6.25
60293 Be the first one to write a review
(P.Black 1992) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), L S-pink diffused to bluish mauve edge F-white around cocoa pink B;fragrant
Midnight Fragrance
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(S. Stevens,1990) TB, 29 inches (74 cm), M Heavily ruffled violet black; self beard; pronounced sweet fragrance. Dusky Dancer X Navy Strut. HM 1993
Miss Piggy
7.00 6.00
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(T. Burseen, 1997) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), ML S-dark plum purple F-blackish burgundy,white haft striations B-gold; ruffled, sweet fragrance
Mo-Town Sister
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(G.Nicholson 1999) TB, 36-38 inches (91-97 cm), M S. light grape juice; style arms same, golden inner glow; F. velvety deep tokay grape, thin white rim, white area near beard peppered deep grape; beards orange, deepening in throat, white at end and on base of hairs; heavily ruffled; slight musky fragrance. Flights of Fancy X unknown.