Japanese Iris Awards 2023

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 26 votes of 74 cast.

‘Koto Harp Strings’

Koto Harp Strings
Koto Harp Strings

Introduced by Chad Harris 2016
HM 2019, AM 2021

Runner-up with 14 votes
‘Red Repeater’

Red Repeater

Introduced by Terry Aitken 2010
HM 2014, AM 2018

Award of Merit 61 votes cast

‘Pink Playmate’

Pink Playmate
Pink Playmate

Introduced by Chad Harris 2018
HM 2021
Received 23 votes

‘Pure Emotion’

Pure Emotion

Introduced by Terry Aitken 2013
HM 2018
Received 20 votes


‘Pagoda Temple’

Pagoda Temple
Pagoda Temple

Introduced by Chad Harris 2017
HM 2021

Honorable Mention 82 votes cast

‘Mulberry Halos’

Mulberry Halos

Introduced by Chad Harris 2019
received 13 votes

‘Sprinkled Pink’

Sprinkled Pink

Introduced by Terry Aitkens 2018
Received 13 votes

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