The Mary Swords DeBaillon Medal is the highest special medal awarded by the American Iris Society to Louisiana irises. The candidates are the Louisiana irises that have received the Award of Merit in the previous three years. The winners of the medal are then among those eligible for the American Dykes Medal the following three years.
Here are the seven candidate Louisiana irises on the 2015 ballot.
'Choctaw Ridge''Choctaw Ridge'
'Frederick Douglas''Frederick Douglass'
'Renee Fleming''Renee Fleming'
'Rilla Hickerson''Rilla Hickerson'
'Rochester Lilacs''Rochester Lilacs'
'Seminole Sunrise''Seminole Sunrise'
-- WayneMesser - 2015-01-29