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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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Silicon Prairie
60098 Be the first one to write a review
(Tim Stanek, 1991) TB, 34 inches (86 cm), EM S. light lobelia blue, pronounced golden edge; F. light yellow ochre over green; self beards; laced; pronounced fragrance. HM 1993.
Silken Shadows
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(Maryott's 1993) TB 37 inches (94 cm), M S-light blue-violet F-velvety blue-black,light blue-violet rim B-bronze;fragrant
Sky Search
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(Gaulter 1992) TB 38 inches (97 cm), EM. Sky blue, whitish beards; Pronounced sweet fragrance.

Smart Move
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(K.Keppel 1995) TB 38 inches (97 cm), L S-rattan F-tan-rose effect,amber brown hafts & rim B-light brown,lavender base;fragrant HM 1997
Snow Shoes
60154 Be the first one to write a review
(Manley Osborne, 1995) TB, 31 inches (79 cm), M S. white, blue center glow; style arms blue white, light blue lip; F. white, white petaloid at end of wide blue white beard; slight sweet fragrance. HM 1999.
Sonata in Blue
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(R.G.Smith 1994) TB 31 inches (78 cm), M & RE Brilliant violet B-yellow tipped white;slight fragrance
Speed Limit
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(Lauer 1992) TB RE 38 inches (97 cm), EM. The standards are med. blue, white spot and the falls are same; ruffled & flaring. Reliable rebloom for us in zone 8. Reported to rebloom in zones 5 to 9. Fragrant Iris.
Stairway to Heaven
60083 Be the first one to write a review
(Larry Lauer, 1993) TB, 40 inches (102 cm), EM S. creamy off-white; F. medium blue undertoned lavender; beards white; slight fragrance. HM 1995, AM 1997, Wister 1999, Dykes 2000.
60085 Be the first one to write a review
(Marky Smith, 1998) IB, 25 inches (64 cm), M S. blackish royal purple, faint lavender grey marks at deep purple midrib; style arms strong mauve violet, edges greyer; F. pearl ground, � inches darkest black violet rim and center stripe, dark violet dashing and stitching within rim; beards blue violet at end, gold-tipped blue violet central area, yellow in throat; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. HM 2001, AM 2003, Sass Medal 2005, Dykes 2008.
Sultry Lady
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(Gordon & Lorraine Nicholson, 2001) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), EM w/purple markings ;; slight sweet fragrance.
30131 Be the first one to write a review
(Schreiner's 1977) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M Rich ebony with a hint of maroon. Sweet fragrance. HM 1979 AM 1981

Sweet Musette
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(Schreiner's 1986) TB, 37 inches (94 cm), ML The standards are light pink lavender and the falls are rose pink. Sweet fragrance. Awards - HM 1988 AM 1991