Each year the judges of the American Iris Society vote for the top irises based on the irises performance in gardens. The 2013 winners have just been announced!
Beginning with the Dykes Medal Winner – ‘That’s All Folks’ by William Maryott, a list of the winners and all the votes can be seen on this Iris Encyclopedia page. In addition to the Iris Medal Winners for all 15 classes, the list also has the Walther Cup (where all classes are eligible) and has the Honorable Mention and Award of Merit irises in each class.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Region 21 Notes: The Walther Cup went to the Siberian iris ‘Judy, Judy, Judy’ and the Morgan-Wood Medal for best Siberian iris went to ‘Swans In Flight’ both by Bob Hollingworth who we just heard speak on Siberian Irises at our Fall Meeting in Omaha! Also, if you did not receive the AIS Newsletter News & Notes announcing these winners, please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org).