Dykes Medal Eligible Irises 2015

The American Dykes Medal is the highest iris award judged by the American Iris Society Judges. It is awarded by the British Iris Society in honor of William Rickatson Dykes to the best Iris developed by an American hybridizer. The candidates are chosen from the AIS Medal winners that have been bred by American(US & Canadian) Hybridizers. The Medal winners are the best irises in their class. These award-winning irises have three years to be chosen for the Dykes Medal. Thus, the 2012, 2013, and 2014 medal winners in each of the iris classes are candidates for the 2015 Dykes Medal.

While the irises are judged in the gardens, here are the 53 candidate irises pictures in alphabetical order for your consideration.

'Absolute Treasure'

'Bewitching Twilight'

'Black Magic Woman'

'Bluebeard's Ghost'

'Blue Plate Special'

'Bundle of Love'

'Caitlin's Smile'

'Chief John Jolly'


'Crow's Feet'


'Dollop Of Cream'

'Edna Claunch'

'Egyptian Queen'

'Elizabethan Age'

'Eye Of The Tiger'

'For Jay'

'Ginny's Choice'

'Golden Ducat'

'Gypsy Lord'

'Hidden Asset'


'Ink Patterns'

'James Faith'

'Kalifa's Joy'

'Kathy Chilton'

'Lady In Pink'

'Lady Of The Night'

'Lines That Rhyme'


'Missouri Orchid'



'Noble Warrior'

'Ocean Blue'


'Peebee And Jay'

'Plum Quirky'

'Rayos Adentro'

'Refiner's Fire'


'Rodeo Gulch'

'Roy's Repeater'

'Solar Fusion'

'So Van Gogh'


'Swans In Flight'

'Tree Of Songs'

'Trimmed Velvet'

'Wish Upon A Star'


'Wooly Bully'

'Z Z Zanzibar'

Note: The list of eligible irises comes from the proposed 2015 Ballot November 4, 2014 version.


-- WayneMesser - 2015-01-18
Topic revision: r13 - 05 Jun 2015, waynemesser
This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Iris Wiki? Send feedback