Japanese Iris Awards 2018

Every year the Judges of The American Iris Society vote for irises that we would like to recommend for the public.

This year’s 2018 Japanese Iris Awards

Payne Medal with 18 votes of 98 cast

‘Kimono Silk’

Kimono Silk
Kimono Silk

Introduced by Bob Bauer and John Coble 2008
HM 2012, AM 2016
Payne Medal 2018
Congratulations to Bob and John

Runners up tie with 17 votes each of the 98 cast

‘Bob’s Choice’

Bob's Choice
Bob’s Choice

Introduced by Jill Copeland 2007
HM 2012, AM 2014

‘Cascade Rain’

Cascade Rain
Cascade Rain

Introduced by Chad Harris 2008
HM 2011, AM 2015

Japanese Iris Award of Merit with 120 votes cast

‘Columbia Deep Water’

Columbia Deep Water
Columbia Deep Water

Introduced by Chad Harris 2013
received 24 votes
HM 2016, AM 2018

‘Red Repeater’

Red Repeater
Red Repeater

Introduced by Terry Aitken 2010
received 18 votes
HM  2014, AM 2018

Runners up for the Award of Merit

‘Neptune’s Trident’

Neptune's Trident
Neptune’s Trident

Introduced by Chad Harris 2011
HM 2014
received 13 votes

‘Artesian Spring’

Artesian Spring
Artesian Spring

Introduced by Chad Harris 2010
HM 2015
received 12 votes

Japanese Iris Honorable Mention with 111 votes cast

‘Columbia Crest’

Columbia Crest
Columbia Crest

Introduction by Chad Harris 2015
HM 2018
received 18 votes

‘Pure Emotion’

Pure Emotion
Pure Emotion

Introduced by Terry Aitken 2013
HM 2018
received 14 votes

Runners Up for Honorable Mention

‘Little Bit Yellow’

Little Bit Yellow
Little Bit Yellow

Introduced by Jill Copland 2014
received 11 votes

‘Pink Moon Shadows’

Pink Moon Shadows
Pink Moon Shadows

Introduced by Lee Walker 2013
received 11 votes

For an explanation of The American Iris Societies Award System, and postings of past Winners for all iris classes.
http://www.irises.org/About_Irises/Awards_Surveys/AIS_Awards.html

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