Japanese Iris Awards 2019

American Iris Society
National Awards for Japanese Iris

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

This year was a tie for the highest award dedicated to Japanese Iris
Payne Medal
Each received 23 of the of the 76 cast

Cascade Rain
Cascade Rain

‘Cascade Rain’
Introduced by Chad Harris 2008
Mt Pleasant Iris Farm

Indigo Angel
Indigo Angel

‘Indigo Angel’
Introduced by Bob Bauer and John Coble 2011
Ensata Gardens

Runner Up
with 13 votes

Dalle Whitewater
Dalle Whitewater

‘Dalle White Water’
Introduced by Chad Harris 2011
Mt Pleasant Iris Farm

Award of Merit
Was given to three Irises this year

Artesian Spring.
Artesian Spring

‘Artesian Spring’
Introduced by Chad Harris 2010
Mt Pleasant Iris Farm
Received 20 votes of 133 cast

Alexisaurus

‘Alexisaurus’
Introduced by Jill Copeland 2012
Ensata Gardens
Received 18 of 133 votes cast

Flamingo Waltz

‘Flamingo Waltz’
Introduced by Chad Harris 2014
Mt Pleasant Iris Farm
Received 18 of 133 votes cast

Runner Up
with 17 votes

Dragon Tapestry

‘Dragon Tapestry’
Introduced by Chad Harris 2012
Mt Pleasant Iris Farm

Honorable Mention
Was awarded to two irises

Koto Harp Strings

‘Koto Harp Strings’
Introduced by Chad Harris 2016
Mt Pleasant Iris Farm
Received 24 of 95 votes cast

Little Bit Yellow
Little Bit Yellow

‘Little Bit Yellow’
Introduced by Jill Copeland 2014
Ensata Gardens
Received 17 of 95 votes cast

Runner Up
with 13 votes

Essence of Summer

‘Essence of Summer’
Introduced by Terry Aitken 2014
Aitken’s Salmon Creek Garden

For an explanation of The American Iris Societies Award System, and postings of past Winners for all iris classes.
http://www.irises.org/about-ais/awards-symposiums/

 

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