Difference: InfoMedalFrenchDykes (r28 vs. r27)

French Dykes Memorial Medal

Several Medals in honor of William Rikatson Dykes have been presented each year by the British Iris Society. These are the highest awards in their respective nations and continents. The American Dykes is for the best Iris bred by an American Hybridizer. And in the same way the Australian and New Zealand medals are for their respective hybridizers. The British Dykes Medal honors the best Iris from a hybridizer in Great Britain. The French Dykes Memorial Medal was initially awarded in 1928 and continued through 1938 when it was suspended because of war. However it was never reinstated.

All of the winning irises were hybridized by Ferdinand Cayeux. They were:

1938 - 'Antigone'
1937 - 'Nicole Lassailly'
1936 - 'Olympio'
1935 - 'Madame Maurice Lassailly'
1934 - 'Madame Louis Aureau'
1933 - 'Alice Harding'
1932 - 'Eclador'
1931 - 'Jean Cayeux'
1930 - 'Député Nomblot'
1929 - 'Vert Galant'
1928 - 'Pluie D'Or'
       

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