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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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60069 Be the first one to write a review
(LeRoy Meininger, 1997) TB, 30 inches (76 cm), EM Heavily ruffled white ground plicata, S. densely peppered lavender, F. with heavily peppered 3/4 inches lavender edge; style arms medium lavender; beards gold, tipped lavender; pronounced sweet fragrance.
Leslie Dawn
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(D. Pinegar,1993) TB, 32 inches (81 cm), M S. solid medium red purple on outside, apricot inside with red purple dotting; style arms red purple, apricot inside base; F. white ground, heavy dark red purple striping starting at apricot hafts and becoming solid at edge; beards burnt orange; ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. Anon X Rancho Rose.
Let's Be Friends
60107 Be the first one to write a review
(Christopherson 2002) TB, 31 inch (79 cm), M The standards are light purple paling to yellow tan rim and the falls are white ground, purple luminata wash. The beards are yellow with rust hair tips. Slight sweet fragrance. Spirit world X Oninous Stranger.

Life of Riley
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(McWhirter 1993) TB 36 inches (91 cm), M S-peach F-rose-tan B-bright red;slight fragrance HM 1995
Lofty Dreams
1745 Lofty Dreams
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(Evelyn Robarts, 1992) TB, 35-37 inches (89-94 cm), M Ruffled pale blue white; beards medium blue; slight sweet fragrance.
Los Coyotes
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(Tom Burseen, 1993) TB, 35 inches (89 cm), EM S. brilliant pure golden yellow; F. golden yellow ground with bright red streaks and veining, fine yellow edge; beards gold; ruffled; spicy fragrance. HM 1997.
Louise Todd
60445 Be the first one to write a review
(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
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(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
60032 Be the first one to write a review
(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.