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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Balch Springs
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(H.Nichols 1993) TB 36 inches (91 cm), ML S-light blue F-deeper,edged lighter B-yellow-blue;fragrant HM 1996
Big Melt.jpg Big Melt
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(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.
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(Monty Byers, 1990) TB, 36 inches (91 cm), EM-ML & RE S. clear canary yellow; F. vivid magenta blended beetroot with lighter edge faintly infused old gold, heavily marked hafts; indian yellow beard; ruffled; pronounced musky fragrance. Spirit of Fiji X Broadway. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 5 to 9. Early rebloom.
Blow Up
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(Tom Burseen, 1994) TB, 38 inches (89 cm), EM S. dark chocolate brown; F. bright lemon yellow ground peppered chocolate brown to solid chocolate brown edge; beards bronze; ruffled; slight fragrance.
Blue Cheer
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(L.Lauer 1997) TB 35 inches (89 cm), M Blue,white shoulders B-light blue-white;sweet fragrance HM 2000
Blue Fire
5.75 5.00
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(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 Jay Way
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(L.Lauer 1998) TB 36 inches (91 cm), EM Blue F-with white around white B,yellow throat;sweet fragrance HM 2001
Blue Note Blues
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(Richard Ernst, 1997) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), M Medium blue F-lighter area near pale yellow B. Pronounced sweet fragrance.
Border Music
6.50 5.50
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(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.
Boss Tweed
60213 Be the first one to write a review
(J.McWhirter 1993) TB 38 inches (97 cm), M Tan-brown,white area under gold B;slight fragrance HM 1995 AM 1998
Boy Friend
6.00 5.25
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(Williamson 1986) TB 38 inches (97 cm), EM S-med.amber tan F-bright golden tan,amber tan edge & hafts B-yellow-orange;fragrant HM 1988
Boysenberry Buttercup
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(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.