Hybridizer Paul Black

Milwaukie, Oregon, USA

Paul Black is a much honored hybridizer and co-owner (with Tom Johnson) of Mid-America Iris Garden in Salem, Oregon. He has won the Caparne-Welsh Medal for the best Miniature Dwarf Bearded five times; 'Dollop of Cream' in 2012, 'Chemistry' in 2010, 'Dinky Circus' in 2004, 'Cinnamon Apples' in 1995, and 'Spot of Tea' in 1995. He has been an eight time winner of the Cook-Douglas Award for the best Standard Dwarf Bearded; 'Eye of the Tiger' in 2014, 'Wish Upon A Star' in 2013, 'Bluebeard's Ghost' in 2012, 'Fires of Fiji' in 2011, 'Puddy Tat' in 2009, 'Cat's Eye' in 2008, 'Pumpin' Iron' in 1996, and 'Chubby Cheeks' in 1991. Mr. Black has been awarded the Knowlton Medal for the best Border Bearded five times; 'Lady of the Night' in 2014, 'Bundle of Love' in 2013, 'Crow's Feet' in 2012, 'Fleece As White' in 2011' and 'Go for Bold' in 2007. He also received the Sass Medal twice for best Intermediate Bearded; 'Dazzling' in 2014, and 'Nickel' in 2012. Additionally Paul has earned the Walther Cup for the greatest number of votes in the Honorable Mention voting four times; the Ben Hager Cup three times, and the President's Cup. Paul was also honored by the American Iris Society with the 'Hybridizer Award' in 2002. He has also won international competitions, placing first in the Premio Firenze in Florence, Italy, in 2002 for 'Dude Ranch'. He received the Bennett C. Jones Award for Outstanding Median Hybridizing in 2009 from the Median Iris Society. You can see the MIS summary of his contributions here on their website.

Registrations/Introductions:

Arilbred: 'Brash and Boild', 'Desert Snow', 'Eyes On You', 'Flecks and Specks', 'Galaxina', 'Heart of Hearts', 'Limbo Rock', 'Prairie Thunder', 'Red Ahead', 'She Devil', 'Shepherds Anthem', 'Soaring Falcon',

Paul Black, the person

Border Bearded: 'Always Lovely', 'Apricot Topping', 'Ballerina Pink', 'Be My Baby', 'Boisterous', 'Boot Hill', 'Border Bandit', 'Bundle of Love', 'Cascading Rainbow', 'Color My World', 'Crafty Lady', 'Crow's Feet', 'Dear Diary', 'Fair Play., 'First In Line', 'Fleece As White', 'Girl In Paris', 'Glitzorama', 'Go for Bold', 'Grace and Charm', 'Lady of the Night', 'My Cher of Happiness', 'Nautical Flag', 'Rustler's Rhapsody', 'Venus Blush', 'What's New Pussycat', 'Wild',

Intermediate Bearded: 'Abbey', 'Action Adventure', 'Alberta Clipper', 'All Abuzz', 'Alliteration', 'Apple Crisp', 'Arctic Wind', 'Birds and Bees', 'Blue Splash', 'Body Painting', 'Bordello Queen', 'Brazen Gold', 'Calypso Heat Wave', 'Cashmere Rose', 'Cat In the Hat', 'Creative Accent', 'Dancing In the Moonlight', 'Dazzling., 'Devil May Care', 'Devil's Delight', 'Dog and Pony Show', 'Emblazoned', 'Erect', 'Fanciful Whimsy', 'Fire In the Sky', 'First Lady of Spring', 'Forged In Fire', 'Fortune Hunter', 'Freely Given', 'Frisky Frolic', 'Frolicsome', 'Gilt by Association', 'Gilty As Charged', 'Gold Pendant', 'Good to Go', 'Goose Bumps', 'Harlow Gold', 'Hat Trick', 'Here We Go', 'Hot Wheels', 'Imperative', 'Intoxicating', 'In A Flash', 'Infinity Ring', 'It's Amazing', 'Laser Print', 'Lure of Gold', 'Magical Times', 'Man's Best Friend', 'Nickel', 'No Restraint', 'Out of Focus', 'Outer Edge', 'Overdrawn', 'Paraphrase', 'Parting Glances', 'Pathway', 'Petite Charm', 'Photo Op', 'Pop Culture', 'Pour It On', 'Presto Change-O', 'Pretty Blush', 'Procession', 'Quarter', 'Ray of Hope', 'Red Zinger', 'Revved Up Rose', 'Rosy Romance', 'Self Indulgence', 'Shooting Sparks', 'Shorty', 'Silverberry', 'Sinister Desires', 'Spiced Peaches', 'Star In the Night', 'Summer Camp', 'Sweet Potato Pie', 'This and That', 'Threatening', 'Twilight Delight', 'Witty',

Miniature Tall Bearded: 'Blue Chip Stock', 'Easter Party', 'Huggable You', 'Juvenile Joy', 'Lilac Wings', 'Scrambled', 'Silver Ice',

Miniature Dwarf Bearded: 'Badge', 'Be Brief', 'Beetlejuice', 'Black Olive', 'Branded', 'Chemistry', 'Cinnamon Apples', 'Cold Snap', 'Cute As A Button', 'Dinky Circus', 'Dollop Of Cream', 'Elf Esteem', 'Fairy Fun', 'Garden Gnome', 'Hats Off', 'Keep Off', 'Pearly Whites', 'Sparkletts', 'Spot Of Tea', 'Stripe Three', 'Tingle' 'Wiggle',

Species Hybrid: 'Dolce', 'Date With Destiny',

Standard Dwarf Bearded (A-H): 'Actor', 'Alamo Joe', 'All Is Bright', 'Amateur', 'Amorous Duet', 'Amusing', 'April Fanfare', 'Artful', 'Artistic License', 'Attack Cat', 'Baby Booties', 'Baby Soft', 'Bad Intentions', 'Baklava', 'Ballistic', 'Bamboozle', 'Basic Blue', 'Basket Of Goodies', 'Bazinga', 'Beatnik', 'Bee Mused', 'Best Buddy', 'Beyond the Sky', 'Big Blue Eyes', 'Birds's Eye View', 'Bit of Gilt', 'Black Seedling B8020', 'Blazing Gold', 'Blazing Garnet', 'Blissful', 'Blue Neon', 'Bluebeard's Ghost', 'Boast', 'Bombay Sapphire', 'Bourgeois', 'Bow Tie', 'Breezy Blue', 'Bright', 'Bright Flash', 'Bright Note', 'Broken Halo', 'Buddy Boy', 'Bunny Hop', 'Burlesque Cutie', 'Buzzword', 'By Candlelight', 'Cachet', 'Canadian Kisses', 'Candle', 'Canine Caper', 'Can't Wait', 'Car Hop', 'Career', 'Cartoon Characters', 'Cat And Mouse', 'Catnip', 'Cat's Eye', 'Celebrate', 'Channeling Loretta', 'Chart', 'Cheery Blush', 'Chubby Cheeks', 'Circus Clown', 'City', 'Clash', 'Cliche', 'Cold River', 'Come and Get It', 'Comic', 'Conservatively Clad', 'Crack Me Up', 'Crank It Up', 'Create', 'Critter', 'Dancing Bunnies', 'Dare', 'Darn Cute', 'Dazed', 'Dedicated', 'Delayled Development', 'Details', 'Devoted', 'Dime', 'Dinky Doodle', ' Double Life', 'Doxie Doodles', 'Dynamic', 'Earliglo', 'Easy Style', 'Electrifying', 'Energizer Bunny', 'Every Little Step', 'Exclaim', 'Exotic Aire', 'Experiment', 'Eye of Newt', 'Eye of Sauron', 'Eye of the Tiger', 'Fairy Legion', 'Fido', 'Fine Idea', 'Fingertips', 'Fire', 'Fires of Fiji', 'First Alert', 'First Dance', 'Fizzgig', 'Folk Art', 'Forever Aglow', 'Forte', 'Freeze Frame', 'Frenetic', 'Frugal', 'Fruit Cup', 'Fun In the Sun', 'Fuzzy Face', 'Gag Gift', 'Gal Pal', 'Gate to Paradise', 'Gentle', 'Ghost Ship', 'Gift of Gab', 'Gingerbread Trim', 'Glamour Cat', 'Going In Circles', 'Graceful', 'Graph', 'Green Oasis', 'Groovy Grumbworm', 'Half Moon', 'He's So Shy', 'Hippie', 'Hipster', 'Honey Bunny', 'Hot Jazz', 'Hugs',

Standard Dwarf Bearded (I-Z): 'Ice Chalet', 'Ice Etching', 'Ignite', 'I'm Gilty', 'Inky Dinky', 'Intergalactic', 'Into the Sunset', 'Invisible', 'Irrepressible', 'Island', 'Island Sun', 'It's A Small World', 'It's Amazing', 'It's Not Over', 'Jellicle Cat', 'Jellylorum', 'Jennyanydots', 'Jeopardy', 'Join In', 'Juicy Tidbit','Kaching', 'Kisses', 'Lab', 'Lad', 'Lavender Lynx', 'Lavender Puff', 'Lemon Twist', 'Life', 'Little Louie', 'Little Steps', 'Lively', 'Look Inside', 'Lost Art', 'Lottery', 'Lovable Pink', 'Love Spell', Lucky', 'Lust for Lemon', 'Mary's Lamb', 'Matador's Cape', 'Matter of Fact', 'Meow', 'Mesa Sunrise', 'Midnight Mist', 'Mini Mouse', 'Mister Mistoffelees', 'Mordor', 'Mostly Sunny', 'Muppet Madness', 'My Cher', 'Nine Lives', 'Nosferatu', 'Notation', 'Nurse Nancy', 'Ocean Pearl', 'Oh So Sweet', 'Olive Garden', 'On A Whim', 'Open Your Eyes', 'Orange Obsession', 'Our Gang', 'Outspoken', 'Paint Pots', 'Patacake', 'Pawn', 'Peanut Butter Swirl', 'Pecan Spot', 'Penny', 'Peppito', 'Phony', 'Piggy Bank', 'Pigs In Space', 'Pink Frosting', 'Pink Style', 'Pink Potion', 'Pinky Ring', 'Pirate's Patch', 'Pooch', 'Pookie', 'Praise', 'Privileged Character', 'Prowler', 'Puddy Tat', 'Pumpin' Iron', 'Purple Paws', 'Purple Tiger', 'Pussycat Pink', 'Rain In Spain', 'Raspberry Tiger', 'Repeat the Blues', 'Riveting', 'Sass With Class', 'Segue', 'Sequel', 'Shadow Box', 'Sherlock', 'Short Verse', 'Sigh', 'Silk Petals', 'Sketch', 'Skimbleshanks', 'Sky of Blue', 'Small Flash', 'Soft Glow', 'Sparks Fly', 'Spin Again', 'Spring Is Here', 'Stardate', 'Static', 'Stroke of Brilliance', 'Subtle', 'Sun Going Down', 'Surrounded', 'Sweet Bite', 'Tangerine Tangent', 'Taxi', 'Tender Tears', 'Tiger Print', 'Time To Shine', 'Toon Town', 'Total Denial', 'Touch of Mink', 'Toy Boat', 'Trajectory', 'Transcribe', 'Troubadour's Song', 'Trust In Dreams', 'Tu Tu Turquoise', 'Tumbleweeds', 'Tweety Bird', 'Unpretentious', 'Varmint', 'Voices', 'Wacko', 'Wake Up', 'Web of Desire', 'Well Spoken' 'Well Suited', 'White Accent', 'Wide Open', 'Wild Hair', 'Wish Upon A Star', 'Worry Wart', 'Yippy Skippy', 'Zaftig', 'Zap', 'Zooboomafoo',

Tall Bearded (A-E): 'Aardvark Lark', 'About Last Night', 'Absolute Zero', 'Act Surprised', 'Action Packed', 'Added Value', 'Advanced Degree', 'Advantage', 'Affair To Remember', 'After the Rain', 'All Ashore', 'All My Dreams', 'Alpine Storm', 'Ancient Treasure', 'Announcement', 'Are You Crazy', 'Are You Free', 'Around The Sun', 'Autumn Blush', 'Awesome Blossom', 'Baby I Love You', 'Bachelor Party', 'Baja Boys', 'Ballroom', 'Bargain Hunter', 'Bashful Princess', 'Batter Up', 'Beautiful Surprise', 'Beauty Becomes Her', 'Beauty Contest', 'Bedroom Romance', 'Berry Scary', 'Best and Brightest', 'Better Than Butter', 'Big Band', 'Big Break', 'Big Squeeze', 'Black Hole', 'Blazing Sunrise', 'Blue Seduction', 'Blue Trill', 'Bluebird of Happiness', 'Blush of Color', 'Blushing', 'Blushing Bashful', 'Bold Encounter', 'Bonnie Elizabeth', 'Born Beautiful', 'Boy Next Door', 'Brassy Broad', 'Bright 'N Breezy', 'Broken Pattern', 'Bubblicious', 'Bubbling Lace', 'Bushwhacked', 'By Popular Demand', 'Call To Danger', 'Cameo Appearance', 'Cameo Concert', 'Canadian Brass', 'Candy Store', 'Captain Crunch', 'Carl And Sissy', 'Carnival In Rio', 'Carnival of Color', 'Carpetbagger', 'Cat Call', 'Charmed I'm Sure', 'Cheap', 'Cheap Frills', 'Cher and Cher Alike', 'Chuckwagon', 'Cimarron Trail', 'Circle of Light', 'Citrus Cooler', 'City of Gold', 'Claim to Fame', 'Clash of Titans', 'Class Clown', 'Clearance Sale', 'Clouds Go By', 'Cloudscape', 'Cocoa Puff', 'Color Express', 'Color Glory', 'Commanding Presence', 'Compassionate', 'Complimentary', 'Conjuring Cat', 'Contemporary Art', 'Cool Confidence', 'Coral Splendor', 'Country Picnic', 'Cover of Night', 'Covered In Kisses', 'Cranberry Sauce', 'Crash Course', 'Creamy French', 'Crystal Plumage', 'Daffy Duck', 'Dare Me', 'Dazzling Jewel', 'Deal Or No Deal', 'Deep Dark Secret', 'Definitely Different', 'Delicate Image', 'Designer's Rage, 'Die Laughing', 'Dipped In Dots', 'Dog Days', 'Dollar', 'Don't Touch', 'Doodads', 'Dramatic Style', 'Dream of Gold', 'Dressed To Kill', 'Dude Ranch', 'Early to Rise', 'Eleanor Kirkpatrick', 'End of Summer', 'Enough Is Enough', 'Escape From Boredom', 'Etcetera', 'Evening Drama',

Tall Bearded (F-O): 'Fabulous Fortune', 'Face Of An Angel', 'Fall Fantasy', 'Fancy Dog', 'Fangnificent', 'Fantasy In Pink', 'Feast of Kings', 'Feisty Feline', 'Fiesta Orange', 'Fine Blending', 'Fine Porcelain', 'Fire and Ice', 'First Page', 'Fission', 'Flashy Show Girl', 'Fly Your Colors', 'Flying Carpet', 'For Lovers Only', 'Freckled Sunshine', 'Fred and Ginger', 'Free Gift', 'Free Sample', 'French Fashion', 'Frontline', 'Gaudy Is Good', 'Gilt By Association', 'Giorgio', 'Girl Next Door', 'Glacier Kiss', 'Glitz 'N Glitter', 'Go For Broke', 'Goldkist', 'Good Deed', 'Good Life', 'Good On Ya', 'Gothic Romance', 'Grape Jelly', 'Great Deal', 'Guess Who I Am', 'Guilt Free Sample', 'Habit', 'Half Dollar', 'Handmade', 'Happy Hugs', 'Hidden Innocence', 'High Class', 'Honk Your Horn', 'House Of Cards', 'How Sweet It Is', 'Hugs And Kisses', 'Husky', 'I Love A Parade', 'I Meant To Doit', 'I Must Have It', 'I'm All Shook Up', 'In Living Color', 'In The Flesh', 'Innocent Pink', 'Inspired', 'International Intrigue', 'Intimidator', 'Island Coral', 'It's A Pleasure', 'Jungle Mist', 'Jupiter's Rings', 'Just For Kicks', 'Just Kiss Me', 'Keep Your Cool', 'Keeping Up Appearances', 'Key To Success', 'Kiss of Passion', 'Know It All', 'Laced Daisy', 'Laughing Clown', 'Leprechaun's Trick', 'Leta Black', 'Light And Shadow', 'Lipstick Kiss', 'Living Your Dream', 'Lois Parrish', 'Lookout Point', 'Loopty Loo', 'Lost World', 'Love and Devotion', 'Love Ballad', 'Luscious Lace', 'Luxuriant', 'Luxury Ruffles', 'Magic Masquerade', 'Magical Moment', 'Making Memories', 'Mambo Italiano', 'Master of Disguise', 'May Debut', 'Mellow Magic', 'Melody of Spring', 'Memories Remain', 'Men Are From Mars', 'Mix And Match', 'Money In Your Pocket', 'Mountain View', 'Multnomah Falls', 'Murder Mystery', 'Mysterious Balance', 'Mystery Book', 'Name Game', 'Navy Waves', 'Nectar Of The Gods', 'New Face', 'No Down Payment', 'No Place Like Home', 'No Style', 'O.K. Corral', 'Ocean Depths', 'Off Color Joke', 'Oh So Yummy', 'Oklahoma Centennial', 'Okalahoma Crude', 'On The House', 'One of A Kind', 'Opening Number', 'Oriental Imagery', 'Out and About', 'Out Of The Dark',

Tall Bearded (P-Z): 'Padded Shoulders', 'Passionate Embrace', 'Pastel Ribbons', 'Peaceful Reverie', 'Peach Butter', 'Peach of A Day', 'Perfect Pearl', 'Petite Princess', 'Pinch of Nutmeg', 'Pink Flamingos', 'Pink Nightie', 'Pioneer Woman', 'Poodle Parade', 'Porcelain Ballet', 'Pretty As A Picture', 'Prince of Pirates', 'Princess Grace', 'Quack Quack', 'Rainbow Tour', 'Raindrops Keep Falling', 'Raining Cats and Dogs', 'Ready for My Closeup', 'Reflections of Love', 'Robusto', 'Roller Coaster', 'Romantic Melody', 'Royal Chant', 'Ruby Tracery', 'Ruth Black', 'Satin and Lace', 'Secret Admirer', 'Sensual Elegance', 'Shades of Silver', 'Shake It Up', 'Sharper Image', 'Shopper's Special', 'Sighs And Whispers', 'Silken Aire', 'Silver Crown', 'Simply Coral', 'Snow Job', 'Snow White's Rouge', 'Soft Cover', 'Soft Whisper', 'Some Like It Hot', 'Sparkling Fountain', 'Spring Kiss', 'Spring Satin', 'Stolen Sweets', 'Street Vendor', 'Strut Your Stuff', 'Sunny Peach', 'Sunset Silhouette', 'Taunt', 'Three Part Harmony', ' Thundering Ovation', 'Tickle My Fancy', 'To The Point', 'Toast of the Town', 'Tom Johnson', 'Towering Inferno', 'Triple Dip', 'Tropical Fruit', 'Tropical Twister', 'Twice Is Nice', 'Undersea Adventure', 'Variegated Wonder', 'Venetian Waters', 'Very Special', 'Very, Very Good', 'Vibrant', 'Victorian Frills', 'Vintage Victorian', 'Wake Up Call', 'Walking On Air', 'Water of Life', 'Waterfall Mist', 'Weekend Update', 'What A Beard!', 'What's My Line', 'What's New', 'When Angels Sing', 'Wicked Good', 'Wild and Crazy', 'Wink and A Smile', 'Winter Adventure', 'Winter's Smile', 'Wish List', 'Wizard of Odds', 'Wonders Never Cease', 'Yield', 'Yipes Stripes', 'Yours Free',
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