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Aug 2, 2015 1:22 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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Hello, I grow the oldie grape smelling iris. It may have a name but I don't know it. It is from my mom's house and been there for years. Are any of the newer ones fragrant?

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Aug 2, 2015 8:25 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Is yours a little purple one like this? This is I. pallida.

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There are many fragrant iris. If you search in the database, you'll find lots said to have one. Come back if you need help.
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Aug 2, 2015 12:13 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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Celia, you said little. It isn't a dwarf but a TB. The color is right tho.
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Aug 2, 2015 12:15 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Sharp Dressed Man is a newer one with an amazing fragrance.
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Aug 2, 2015 12:40 PM CST
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Zencat said:Is yours a little purple one like this? This is I. pallida.

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There are many fragrant iris. If you search in the database, you'll find lots said to have one. Come back if you need help.


I think this is the Iris I grew up with .... I. pallida. I just planted (2) of them in pots. I can't wait to see them in bloom and smell their fragrance.
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Aug 2, 2015 2:58 PM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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I think Celia was referring to the size of the bloom, little in comparison to modern hybrids, but it is a tall one.
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Aug 2, 2015 3:23 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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There's also odoratissima that has a divine fragrance. I should have taken fragrance notes this past spring. I had quite a few that smelled good. Ginger snap smells like root beer.

It's a shame so many of the newer ones smell kinda skunky.
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Aug 2, 2015 3:43 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Yes, small flowered is what I meant. Mine weren't as tall as they could get, this being their first year blooms.
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Aug 3, 2015 8:15 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Many of my newer ones smell great. That is one perk from loving Burseen's iris. Many are listed as fragrant.
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Aug 3, 2015 11:13 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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I got a few Burseen's this year. Fragrance will be one more thing to look forward to next spring.
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