Hybridizer Eric Nies (1884-1952)¹

Hollywood, California, USA

Eric Nies specialized in hybridizing Spuria Iris and the highest award for this class iris is named after him, the Nies Medal. Received the American Iris Society Hybridizer Award in 1951.

Registrations/Introductions:

Intermediate Bearded: 'Autumn Dawn'.

Louisianas: 'Bayou Butterfly', 'Golden Fairy', 'J. D. Nies', 'Mallard Wing', 'Pinto'. 'Ruby Throat', 'San Fernando'.

Minature Dwarf Bearded: 'Golden Warbler'.

Pacific Coast Native: 'Amiguita', 'Arioso', 'Blue Sage', 'Carole Cabeen', 'Orchid Sprite', 'Yellow Opal'.

Spuria: 'Azure Dawn', 'Black Point', 'Blue Bud', 'Blue Display', 'Blue Nightshade', 'Bronzspur', 'Carmen Corliss', 'Cherokee Chief', 'Color Guard', 'Dutch Defiance', 'Fairy Lantern', 'Fifth Symphony', 'Golden Agate', 'Java Princess', 'Kathy Cabeen', 'Katrina Nies', 'Lark Song', 'Michigan State', 'Morgen Straal', 'Mrs. Ethel Guiberson', 'Orange Delight', 'Pastoral', 'Perky Maid', 'Robert Hill Lane', 'Russet Flame', 'Ruth Nies Cabeen', 'Saugatuck', 'Sunlit Seas', 'Two Opals', 'Undaunted', 'Yellow Swallow Tail', 'Zephyroso',

Tall Bearded: 'Claremont', 'Crowned Princess', 'Daughter Katrina', 'Gale Storm', 'Variety Girl', 'Virginia Mansfield'.

¹Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 March 2020), memorial page for Eric J Nies (25 Feb 1884–29 Jan 1952), Find a Grave Memorial no. 183422551, citing Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum, Altadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .
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