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Delightfully Fragrant Bearded Irises

Bearded Irises, Tall Bearded Irises, Intermediate Bearded Irises, Miniature Tall Bearded Irises, Border Bearded Irises, Miniature Dwarf Bearded Irises, Standard Dwarf Bearded Irises


Adding flamboyance in the garden with their brilliantly colored flowers, bearded irises are irresistible perennials that are rich of many qualities: easy to grow, low maintenance, they multiply readily and add considerable elegance to any sunny border. But did you know that many varieties are sweetly scented too?

Fragrance in bearded irises is a quality that is often overlooked by gardeners. This is certainly a shame since many cultivars are notable for their pleasing fragrances. Lightly or heavily perfumed, their scents range from orange blossom to grape soda to even chocolate!

Below is a list of glamorous bearded irises that will charm your eyes and your nose!

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 10
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Guide Information

Hardiness 3 - 10
Heat Zones 1 - 9
Climate Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Iris Germanica - Bearded Irises
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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