Japanese Iris Awards 2022

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

This year’s Payne Medal
receiving 23 of the 71 votes cast

‘Flamingo Waltz’

Flamingo Waltz
Flamingo Waltz

Introduced by Chad Harris 2014
HM 2017, AM 2019

Runner-up with 13 votes



Introduced by Jill Copeland 2012
HM 2016, AM 2019

Award of Merit 67 votes cast

‘Midnight Fireworks’

Midnight Fireworks

Introduced by Terry Aitken 2014
HM 2022
received 22 votes

‘Little Bit Yellow’

Little Bit Yellow
Little Bit Yellow

Introduced by Jill Copeland 2014
HM 2019
received 18 votes


‘Pure Emotion’

Pure Emotion

Introduced by Terry Aitken 2013
HM 2018
received 16 votes

Honarable Mention 77 votes cast

‘Becky’s Dream’

Becky's Dream
Becky’s Dream

Introduced by Jill Copeland 2018
received 21 votes

‘Blue Blue Heaven’

Blue Blue Heaven

Introduced by Terry Aitken 2018
received 11 votes

For an explanation of The American Iris Societies Award System, and postings of past Winners for all iris classes.