George Sutton, Well-Known Iris Hybridizer, Passes Away

George Sutton, the founder of Sutton’s Iris Gardens and a prolific hybridizer, died May 29, 2013 at the age of 80.  He registered hundreds of irises including some from most of the iris classes.  Two of his Arilbred irises won the William Mohr Medal, ‘Ulalena’ in 2010, and ‘Shabaza’ in 2008.  He and his late wife Margaret were instrumental in creating the Porterville Iris Festival.

Obituaries can be found here and here.  Our condolences to his family.

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