Hybridizer Thomas Johnson

Salem, Oregon, USA

Thomas Johnson was honored by the American Iris Society with the Hybridizer Award in 2014. He was a Dykes Medal winner for 'Paul Black' in 2010. He has received two Wister Medals; for 'Paul Black' and 'Ink Patterns'. In addition he received the Cook-Douglas medal (best SDB) in 2010 for 'Ultimate', the Knowlton medal (best BB) for 'Border Control', the Caparne-Welch medal (best MDB) for 'Wise'. He is also a three-time William-Mohr medal winner (best arilbred with less than 50% but at least 25% aril content) for 'Octave', 'Egyptian Queen' and 'Suspect', He has received thirty-six Awards of Merit and one hundred thirty-four Honorable Mentions. Thomas works all the bearded classes, growing a large number of seedlings each year. A prolific hybridizer, Thomas began hybridizing while he was living in Canada, continued after moving to Oklahoma, and finally to Oregin when Mid-America moved to Salem, (excerpted from IRISES: The Bulletin of the American Iris Society, Winter 2015, page 8)

List of registrations:

Arilbreds: Egyptian Queen'; 'Dubai', 'Golden Compass'; 'Octave', 'Parable', 'Smokin' Hot', 'Sri Lanka', 'Suspect', 'Wowzie',

Border Bearded: 'Border Control', 'Haunted',

Intermediate Bearded: 'Code of Honor', 'Good Grief', 'Great Escape', 'I'm On Fire', 'Misfit', 'Pure Heart', 'What About Me',

Miniature Dwarf Bearded: 'Alas', 'Circa', 'Droplet', 'Fib', 'Keeno', 'Wise',

Miniature Tall Bearded: 'Cotillion Ball', 'Start the Party', 'Tic Tac Toe',

Standard Dwarf Bearded: 'A Little Good News', 'Ambitious One', 'Assorted Flavors', 'Astro', 'Attendant', 'Beckoning', 'Brash And Sassy', 'Capiche', Certainly', 'Chicklet', 'Choir', 'Clear Blue Sky', 'Clear Blue Waters', 'Clever', 'Color Blind', 'Cub Cadet', 'Dither', 'Expectations', 'Fact', 'False', 'Fashion Baby', 'Fidget', 'Film Star', 'Fret', 'Galaxy Quest', 'Giddy', 'Gold Digger', 'Golden Ring', 'Gottcha Good, 'Hot Lava', 'In Cahoots', 'Intellect', 'Investor', 'Jewels', 'Jitters', 'Joyful Love', 'Joyous High', 'Leopard Print', 'Little Love Song', 'Little Sweden', 'Little Sweetie', 'Looney', 'Navy Ruffles', 'Neutron', 'Norway', 'Oh Canada', 'Orange Smash', 'Parade Lap', 'Parade Star', 'Peach Pie', 'Ping', 'Plum Twist', 'Popsicle', 'Pulsator', 'Raspberry Crisp', 'Ray of Light', 'Review', 'Satin Dreams', 'Scroundrel', 'Scream', 'Script', 'She Bop', 'Shining Through', 'Short Film', 'Snitch', 'Spanish Lullabye', 'Squeal', 'Star of India', 'Stop and Stare', 'Stunt Double', 'Sweet and Innocent', 'Tasman Sea', 'Thrifty', 'Throwing Darts', 'Thump', 'Tremors', 'True', 'Tuned In', 'Tweet', 'Twerk', 'Twirl', 'Twitter', 'Ultimate', 'Unwritten', 'Victory March', 'Warm and Fuzzy', 'Whee', 'Wit', 'Yahtzee', 'Young Lass',

Tall Bearded (A-J): 'Abiding Love', 'All About Me', 'All The Talk', 'Arts and Crafts', 'Asian Plum', 'Astrology', 'Athens', 'Attractive Lady', 'Au Contraire', 'Auckland', 'Aztec Art', Bad Attitude', 'Balancing Act', 'Ballet Performance', 'Baltic Sea', 'Barbara May', 'Barbara Rider', 'Beacon of Light', 'Belgian Princess', 'Berserk', 'Bigger Is Better', 'Blackberry Tease', 'Blanket of Snow', 'Bridal Icing', 'Bridal Party', 'Bright Sunshiny Day', 'Brilliant Disguise', 'Broken Heart', 'Bronze Heart', 'Brussels', 'Calgary', 'Call Me Maybe', 'Cantor', 'Catch My Breath', 'Catwalk Queen', 'Center Line', 'Chinook Arch', 'Chinook Winds', 'Clear Choice', 'Come To Order', 'Common Thread', 'Cool Mist', 'Coral Charm', 'Coralina', 'Country Dawn', 'Credentials', 'Crete', 'Cross Dresser', 'Crowned In Glory', 'Dance Til Dawn', 'Dancing Delight', 'Dancing Ghost', 'Dancing In the Dark', 'Dancing Star', 'Daring Deception', 'Deep Currents', 'Dialect', 'Disco Eclipse', 'Discovered Treasure', 'Disguise', 'Diversion', 'Don't Stop Believing', 'Dream Team', 'Drive Me Wild', 'Duplicity', 'Edge of Heaven', 'Eleganza', 'Faithfully Yours', 'Fall Fashion', 'Fashion Diva', 'Fashion Week', 'Fine Romance', 'Flamingo Frenzy', 'Flash of Light', 'Flying First Class', 'Foreigner', 'Formal Event', 'French Riviera', 'Full Disclosure', 'Full Figured', 'Full of Grace', 'Fundamental', 'Gallery', 'Game Player', 'Genealogy', 'Get Rhythm', 'Girl Gone Wild', 'Glamorous Life', 'Glimmer of Hope', 'Good Morning Sunshine', 'Grandstand', 'Grapetizer', 'Guatemala', 'Gypsy Lady', 'Hard To Resist', 'Having A Party', 'Heart of Glass', 'Heat Is On', 'Hello Darling, 'Hold Me Now', 'Holiday Spirit', 'Hollywood Lights', 'Homebody', 'Hoo Doo', 'Hook', 'Hooked On A Feeling', 'House Warming', 'Howler', 'Huckleberry Sundae', 'I Feel Lucky, 'I Hope You Dance', 'Ice Capades', 'I'm Back', 'Imagery', 'Impostor', 'In Style', 'In the MIx', 'In the News', 'Ink Patterns', 'Inner Darkness', 'Insaniac',

Tall Bearded (K-Z): 'Kind Hearted', 'King's Reign', 'Kissed At Dawn', 'Laced Credentials', 'Land Down Under', 'Lasting Moment', 'Lecture', 'Living Easy', 'Living Legend', 'Lost In Love', 'Love Me True', 'Love Somebody', 'Lynette Blue', 'Mac 'N Cheese', 'Made You Look', 'Mahogany Magic', 'Mardi Gras Ball', 'Material Girl', 'Mayan Sunrise', 'Meadow Lark Song', 'Midnight Velvet', 'Milan', 'Modern Woman', 'Moment To Treasure', 'Morning Sunrise', 'Mulberry Swirl', 'Music Lesson', 'Mythology', 'Naples', 'Note to God', 'Now Playing', 'Ode to Peace', 'One Last Kiss', 'Original Cast', 'Pacific Fire', 'Painted Love', 'Painter's Touch', 'Party Guy', 'Party Rock', 'Patchwork Puzzle', 'Paul Black', 'Peace Prayer', 'Penguin Party', 'Persistent Love', 'Pick Up Line', 'Pink Invasion', 'Poem of Love', 'Polar Mist', 'Polka', 'Polynesian Queen', 'Portfolio', 'Power Point', 'Prague', 'Presentation', 'Private Eye', 'Project Runway', 'Psychic', 'Publicity Stunt', 'Pumpkin Pie AlaMode', 'Purple Punch', 'Pursuit of Happiness', 'Puzzled', 'Rainbow Sunset', 'Rasputin', 'Ravishing Ruby', 'Read Between the Lines', 'Repertoire', 'Risk Taker', 'Risky Business', 'Royal Estate', 'Rumor Has It', 'Saturn', 'Scandinavian Gal', 'Scatterbrain', 'Scented Wonder', 'Scottish Lass', 'Seasons In the Sun', 'Secret Affair', 'Secretary', 'Sergey', 'Sharp Dressed Man', 'Shattered Glass', 'Shine On Me Sunshine', 'Side Effects', 'Simply Sensational', 'Sing to Me', 'Skirt Alert', 'Snapshot', 'Socialist', 'Soft Curves', 'Sordid Lives', 'Spiced Lemon', 'Spirit In the Sky', 'Spring Madness', 'Stage Presence', 'Steeples', 'Stilettos', 'Still the One', 'Stir It Up', 'Stole the Show', 'Strawberry Freeze', 'Strike A Pose', 'Striptease', 'Strut', 'Stylized', 'Sun Fun', 'Sun Power', 'Super Model', 'Swivel Hips', 'Tainted Love', 'Take Me Home', 'Taking Chances', 'Team Player', 'Thinking Cap', 'Toronto', 'Totally Tropical', 'Town Flirt', 'Tropical Passion', 'Thilight Rhapsody', 'Up In Flames', 'Vanity Girl', 'Verdict', 'Voulez-Vous', 'Warranty', 'Water Waltz', 'Watercolor Print', 'Whisper In the Wind', 'Why Be Normal', 'Wild Angel', 'Winter Breeze',
Topic revision: r84 - 16 Oct 2017, Betsy881
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