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The President's Cup

Walther Cup

The President's Cup …...........related links: Awards, Sandbox Conventions Testing

The President's Cup is awarded annually during The American Iris Society's national meeting. Eligibility is restricted to introduced irises originated within the host region for that year's national meeting or originated by a hybridizer whose garden is included on the meeting's official convention tour, regardless of its location. Irises must have been seen growing and in bloom in the meeting's official tour gardens, but need not be official guest irises. Each registrant may vote for one variety, and The President's Cup is awarded to the iris with the largest number of votes.

Irises out of region are eligible for the Franklin Cook Cup.

For a President's Cup printable list with links click here.

The President's Cup Winners Gallery

The American Iris Society hopes you enjoy scrolling through the gallery.
To provide you with additional information, each Iris is linked to it's cultivar page in the Encyclopedia, just click on the caption or photo.

2023 Dallas, Texas
‘Decked Out’, TB
Tom Burseen
Decked Out
2022 Las Cruces, New Mexico
‘Chihuahua Night’, AB
Howie Dash
Chihuahua Night
2019 San Ramon, California
‘Autumn Explosion’, TB
Richard Tasco
Autumn Explosion
2018 New Orleans, Louisiana
‘Acadian Sky’, LA
Joseph Musacchia
Acadian Sky
2017 Des Moines, Iowa
‘Landscaping Made Easy’, IB
Allan Ensminger
Landscaping Made Easy
2016 Newark, New Jersey
‘Put Another Nickel In’, TB
Howard Bushnell
Put Another Nickel In
2015 Portland, Oregon
‘Football Hero’, TB
Lynda Miller
Football Hero
2014 Dallas, Texas
‘Bottled Sunshine’, IB
Hooker Nichols
Bottled Sunshine
2013 Dallas, Texas
‘Notta Lemon’, TB
Tom Burseen
Notta Lemon
2012 Ontario, California
‘Easy Being Green’, TB
Richard C. Richards
Easy Being Green
2011 Victoria, British Columbia
‘Dazzling’, IB
Paul Black
2010 Madison, Wisconsin
‘Born To Please’, TB
Ruth Rogers
Born To Please
2009 Kansas City, Missouri
‘Whoopsidaisy’, BB
Jim Hedgecock
2008 Austin, Texas
‘Jean Queen’, TB
Tom Burseen
Jean Queen
2007 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
‘Barbara Jean’, TB
Ronald Mullin
Barbara Jean
2006 Portland, Oregon
‘High Chaparral’, TB
High Chaparral
2005 St. Louis, Missouri
‘Heartstring Strummer’, TB
Ben Johnson
Heartstring Strummer
2004 Fresno, California
‘Golden Panther’, TB
Richard Tasco
Golden Panther
2003 Falls Church, Virginia
‘My Ginny’, TB
Donald Spoon
My Ginny
2002 Memphhis, Tennessee
‘Tennessee Bicentennial’, TB
John Pierce
Tennessee Bicentennial
2001 York, Pennsylvania
‘Anvil Of Darkness’, TB
Sterling Innerst
Anvil Of Darkness
2000 Dallas, Texas
‘Vegas Weekend’, TB
Hooker Nichols
Vegas Weekend
1999 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
‘Rhonda Fleming’, TB
Ron Mullin
Rhonda Fleming
1998 Denver, Colorado
‘San Juan Silver’, TB
David Miller
San Juan Silver
1997 Dearborn, Michigan
‘Bangles’, MTB
Lynda Miller
1996, Sacramento, California
‘Jurassic Park’, TB
Larry Lauer
Jurassic Park
1995 York, Pennsylvania
‘Before The Storm’, TB
Sterling Innerst
Before the Storm
1994 Portland, Oregon
‘Feature Attraction’, TB
Feature Attraction
1993 Fort Worth, Texas
‘Lenora Pearl’, BB
Hooker Nichols
Lenora Pearl
1992 Atlanta, Georgia
‘Agnes Hale’, TB
Harry Turner
Agnes Hale
1991 Washington, D. C.
‘Shaker's Prayer’, SIB
Carol Warner
1990 Omaha, Nebraska
‘Morning Show’, IB
Allan Ensminger
Morning Show
1989 Memphis, Tennessee
‘Country Bride’, TB
Hubert C. Mohr
Country Bride
1988 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, ‘Latin Hideaway’, TB,
Hooker Nichols
Latin Hideaway
1987 Phoenix, Arizona
‘Son Of Sun’, SPU
Floyd Wickenkamp
Son Of Sun
1986 San Jose, California
‘Edith Wolford’, TB
Ben Hager
Edith Wolford
1985 Indianapolis, Indiana
‘Color Coded’, TB
David Rawlins
Color Coded
1984 Seattle, Washington
‘Bedtime Story’, IB
Jayne Ritchie
Bedtime Story
1983 Boston, Massachusetts
‘Pops Concert’, TB
Kenneth Waite
Pops Concert
1982 Denver, Colorado
‘Colorado Sunshine’, TB
Tom Magee
Colorado Sunshine
1981 St. Louis, Missouri
‘Copper Classic’, TB
Elvan Roderick
Copper Classic
1980 Tulsa, Oklahoma
‘Twist Of Fate’, TB
Cleo Palmer
Twist Of Fate
1979 Huntsville, Alabama
‘Frosty Jewels’, TB
James Burch
Frosty Jewels
1978 San Jose, California
‘Temple Gold’, TB
Walter Luihn
Temple Gold
1977 Memphis, Tennessee
‘Bride's Halo’, TB
Hubert C. Mohr
1976 Lansing, Mihcigan
‘Queen Of FLorence’, TB
Robert Mallory
Queen Of Florence
1975 San Diego, California
‘Skylab’, TB
Neva Sexton
1974 Roanoke, Virginia
‘Loudoun Lassie’, TB
George Crossman
Loudoun Lassie
1973 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
‘Country Manor’, TB
Eleanor Kegerise
Country Manor
1972 Portland Oregon
‘Elizabeth Stuart’, TB
Bennett Jones
Elizabeth Stuart
1971 Wichita, Kansas
‘Raspberry Ripples’, TB
O. David Niswonger
Raspberry Ripples
1970 New York City, New York
‘Dewful’, SIB
William McGarvey
1969 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
‘Gala Rose’, TB
Arthur Blodgett
Gala Rose
1968 Berkeley, California
‘Laurie’, TB
Larry Gaulter
1967 Denver, Colorado
‘Azure Apogee’, TB
John Durrance
Azure Apogee
1966 Newark, New Jersey
‘Skydiva’, TB
Frederick Knocke


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