best fragrance

brass_tacks(8b/GA)February 10, 2008

Please help me choose a few fragrant tall bearded iris. Name your favorites or give me your opinion of the short list I'm trying to pick from. Thanks so much!

Color Me Blue

Fatal Attraction

Immortality

Jersey Bounce

Share The Spirit

Suspicion

Vanity

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gmason

Fragrant Lilac

    Bookmark   February 11, 2008 at 7:49PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Here's the list that this forum began in 2004.

CELESTE (Lemón 1858)
CREATIVE STITCHERY - like a birthday cake
DAREDEVIL
Death By Chocolate an SDB carried by SnowPeak.
DEVIL'S LAKE very fragrant
EASTER SONG
ELECTRIQUE remember as having a nice fragrance when you're near them
ENGLISH COTTAGE smells like line-dried laundry
EVER AFTER
FALL RERUN
FANCY WOMAN remember as having a nice fragrance when you're near them
FINALIST was very fragrant tonight
FLUSHED DELIGHT
FRAGRANT CLOUD is a TB that's taupe/gray colored. Originially listed only as a gray iris from my local supplier but blooms for me closer to tan. Smells like a floral perfume.
FRAGRABT LILAC a TB carried by just about everybody.
FRENCH PERFUME, TB, strong sweet/perfumy scent
I. pallida, sweet scent - often like grapes, grape Kool-Aid or grape bubble gum
GAY PARASOL (Schreiner 1974)
GOLDEN IMMORTAL
GYPSY WOMAN - lovely anise candy fragrance
IDOL'S DREAM, TB, lemon meringue scent
LAST KNIGHT, which smells like some daffodils. It is a large very ruffly deep magenta.
LILAC WINE
LIME MIST, SDB, lime scent
LINGERING MELODY
LOIS PARRISH
MAKES SCENTS, TB, strong sweet scent
MANDOLIN
MANOR BORN
MISTY LADY
PEKING SUMMER, TB, orange scent
PERFUME COUNTER
PETITE POLKA, SDB, hot chocolate/cocoa scent
PINK SLEIGH
PINKNESS
POCAHONTAS, historic TB, sweet grape scent
RADIENT APOGEE is fragrant.
RIPPLING RIVER has a definite and pleasant fragrance.
SCOTTISH WARRIOR (Sutton '02) Strong what I would call a male's cologne musky scent!!
Scottie smelled so strongly he found a new home on the porch!
SNEEZY (Keppel '96) Same kind of scent as above, only tolerable!
SOUTHLAND GRAPE fragrant from quite a distance
SUGARTIME fragrant
SUPERSTITION (Schreiner 1977)
THAT SCENTSATION

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 3:13AM
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brass_tacks(8b/GA)

I went ahead and placed an order before I saw your long list. Thank you anyway.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2008 at 9:41PM
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alicia7b(z7b/8aNC)

Iris gal, a fabulous list. Thank you for posting that.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2008 at 12:41PM
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brimmsplace(zn6 tennessee)

Fancy Notion, Mullin '03. Smells like "pixie stix" candy I had as a child.

Billy

    Bookmark   February 19, 2008 at 10:28PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Thanks Alicia. Glad you can use it!

Billy ~~ I'll add Fancy Notion to the list. Thanks.

    Bookmark   February 22, 2008 at 3:05AM
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summersunlight(5b)

I can confirm that Immortality and Sugar Blues both have a fairly strong fragrance. To me, they both smell very similar - a very pleasant sweet candy like scent.

Iris pallida variegata smells like grape soda.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 11:45AM
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aseedisapromise

Another one that is fragrant is Princess of Paradise. Here it is with Tom Johnson.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2014 at 12:47PM
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