Payne Award/Medal

The Payne Medal, named for W. Arlie Payne, is the highest award given by the American Iris Society that a Japanese iris can receive in its class. Payne Medal winners are then eligible to win the Dykes Medal, which is the highest award an iris can receive from The American Iris Society. 1992 and prior the highest award a Japanese Iris could receive was the Payne Award. This award has now been elevated to a medal status. Below is a list of Japanese Irises which have received the Payne Award or Medal. The hybridizer and year of introduction are in parentheses.

Payne Medal the highest award designated to the Japanese iris class.
Payne Medal


PAYNE MEDAL WINNERS

2018
‘Kimono Silk’
(Bob Bauer/John Coble 2008)

Kimono Silk
Kimono Silk

2017
‘OH SO PINK’
(Don Delmez 2010)

'Oh So Pink' Payne Award 2017
Oh So Pink

2016
‘JOHN’S FANCY’
(Jill Copeland 2008)

John's Fancy, Payne Medal 2016
John’s Fancy

2015
‘SUGAR DOME’
(Bob Bauer/John Coble 2008)

Sugar Dome, Payne Medal 2015
Sugar Dome

2014
‘LADY IN PINK’
(Terry Aitken 2006)

Lady In Pink, Payne Medal 2014
Lady In Pink

2013
‘BEWITCHING TWILIGHT’
(Chad Harris 2000)

Bewitching Twilight, Payne Award 2013
Bewitching Twilight

2012
‘COHO’
(Chad Harris 2005)

Coho, Payne Award 2012
Coho

2011
‘LAKE EFFECT’
(Bob Bauer/John Coble 2014)

Lake Effect, Payne Medal 2011
Lake Effect

2010
‘SUE JO’
(Don Delmez 2003)

Sue Jo, Payne Medal 2010
Sue Jo

2009
‘LITTLE BOW PINK’
(Don Delmez 1998)

Little Bow Pink, Payne Medal 2009
Little Bow Pink

2008
‘RASPBERRY CANDY’
(Bob Bauer/John Coble 1999)

Raspberry Candy, Payne Medal 2008
Raspberry Candy

2007
DIRIGO PINK MILESTONE’
(John White 2000)

Dirigo Pink Milestone, Payne Medal 2007
Dirigo Pink Milestone

2006
SING THE BLUES’
(Lorena Reid 1997)

Sing The Blues, Payne Medal 2006
Sing The Blues

2006
‘BLUE SPRITZ’
(Don Delmez 1996)

Blue Spritz, Payne Medal 2005
Blue Spritz

2004
EPIMETHEUS’
(Sterling Innerst 1992)

Epimethius, Payne Medal 2004
Epimethius

2003 tie with LION KING, RASPBERRY GLOW

2003
‘LION KING’
(Bob Bauer/John Coble 1996)

Lion King, Payne Medal 2003
Lion King

2003
‘RASPBERRY GLOW’
(Terry Aitken 1992)

'Raspberry Glow' (Aitken 1992) Payne Medal 2003
Raspberry Glow

2002
‘ELECTRIC GLOW’
(Terry Aitken 1992)

'Electric Glow' (Aitken 1992) Payne Award 1992
Electric Glow

2001
‘PICOTEE PRINCESS’
(Lorena Reid 1992)

Picotee Princess, Payne Medal 2001
Picotee Princess

2000
BELLENDER BLUE’
(Bob Bauer/John Coble 1993)

Bellender Blue, Payne Medal 2000
Bellender Blue

1999
GEISHA OBI’
(Lois Rich 1989)

Geisha Obi, Payne Medal 19991998
BUTTERFLIES IN FLIGHT’
(Terry Aitken 1991)

Butterflies In Flight, Payne Medal 1998
Butterflies In Flight

1997 tie with ELECTRIC RAYS, IAPETUS

1997
ELECTRIC RAYS’
(Terry Aitken 1990)

Electric Rays

1997
IAPETUS’
(Sterling Innerst 1998)

1997 Iapetus Sterling Innerst 1998
Iapetus

1996 tie with EDGE OF FROST, KALAMAZOO

1996
EDGE OF FROST’
(Marie Dienstbach 1998)

1996 Edge of Frost Marie Diestbach 1998
Edge of Frost

1996
KALAMAZOO’
(Hazzard by Bauer/Coble 1989)

Kalamazoo Payne Medal 1996
Kalamazoo

1995
CASCADE CREST’
(Terry Aitken 1988)

Cascade Crest, Payne Medal 1995
Cascade Crest

1994
CAPRICIAN BUTTERFLY’
(Marx by Rodgers 1985)

Caprician Butterfly, Payne Medal 1994
Caprician Butterfly

1993
ORIENTAL EYES’
(Adolph Vogt 1984)

Oriental Eyes, Payne Medal 1993
Oriental Eyes

PAYNE AWARD

1992
‘JAPANESE PINWHEEL’
(Currier McEwen 1988)

Japanese Pinwheel, Payne Award 1992
Japanese Pinwheel

1991
LILAC PEAKS’
(Adolph Vogt 1987)

Lilac Peaks, Payne Award 1991
Lilac Peaks

1990
CAPRICIAN BUTTERFLY’
(Marx by Rodgers 1985)

Caprician Butterfly, Payne Medal 1994
Caprician Butterfly

1989
BLUEBERRY RIMMED’
(Currier McEwen 1983)

Blueberry Rimmed, Payne Award 1989
Blueberry Rimmed

1988
ORIENTAL EYES’
(Adolph Vogt 1984)

Oriental Eyes, Payne Award 1988
Oriental Eyes

1987
FRECKLED GEISHA’
(Lorena Reid 1981)

Freckled Geisha

1986
IPSUS’
(Sterling Innerst 1981)

Ipsus, Payne Award 1986
Ipsus

1985
BLUE MARLIN’
(Jill Copeland 1981)

Blue Marlin, Payne Award 1985
Blue Marlin

1984
No Award

1983
‘RASPBERRY RIMMED’
(Currier McEwen 1979)

Raspberry Rimmed, Payne Award 1983
Raspberry Rimmed

1982
RETURNING TIDE’
(Currier McEwen 1976)

Returning Tide, Payne Award 1982
Returning Tide

1981
FUJI’
(Thornton Abell 1977)

Fuji, Payne Award 1981
Fuji

1980
PURPLE PARASOL’
(Currier McEwen 1977)

Purple Parasol, Payne Award 1980
Purple Parasol

1979
PRAIRIE VELVET’
(Arthur Hazzard 1972)

Prairie Velvet, Payne Award 1979
Prairie Velvet

1978
TUPTIM’
(Lois Rich 1974)

Tuptim, Payne Award 1978
Tuptim

1977
No Award

1976
‘STRANGER IN PARADISE’
(Ben Hager 1970)

Stranger In Paradise, Payne Award 1976
Stranger In Paradise

1975
PRAIRIE LOVE SONG’
(Arthur Hazzard 1970)

Prairie Love Song, Payne Award 1975
Prairie Love Song

1974
No Award

1973
HUE AND CRY’
(Fred Maddocks 1970)

Hue And Cry, Payne Award 1973
Hue And Cry

1972
No Award

1971
NUMAZU’
(Arthur Hazzard 1965)

Numazu, Payne Award 1971
Numazu

1970
WORLEY PINK’
(Violet Worley 1967)

Worley Pink, Payne Award 1970
Worley Pink

1969
STAR AT MIDNIGHT’
(Raymond Rich 1964)

Star At Midnight, Payne Award 1969
Star At Midnight

1968
DANCING WAVES’
(Walter Payne 1964)

Dancing Waves, Payne Award 1968
Dancing Waves

1967
LEAVE ME SIGHING’
(Fred Maddocks 1964)

Leave Me Sighing, Payne Award 1967
Leave Me Sighing

THE FIRST PAYNE AWARD
1966
STRUT AND FLOURISH’
(Walter Payne 1964)

Strut And Flourish, The first Payne Award 1966
Strut And Flourish, The First Payne Award


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