The Payne Medalis the highest special medal awarded by the American Iris Society to Japanese irises. The candidates are the Japanese 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. American Dykes Medal the following three years.
Here are the five candidate Japanese irises on the 2015 ballot.
'Christina's Gown''Christina's Gown'
'Gingham Geisha''Gingham Geisha'
'John's Fancy''John's Fancy'
'Pink Puffer''Pink Puffer'
'Sugar Dome''Sugar Dome'
-- WayneMesser - 2015-01-29