Awards

Honorable Mention (HM) awards are awarded each year to irises of each classification. Registered bearded irises are eligible the second year after introduction. Registered beardless irises are eligible the third year after introduction.

Award of Merit (AM) awards are given to irises from each classification each year. Any iris is eligible the second year after previously winning an Honorable Mention (HM). Only AIS registered judges may vote.

Payne Medal (PM) is the highest award given by the American Iris Society strictly to Japanese Irises.

  • Amethyst Actress – HM ’13.
  • Amethyst’s Sister – HM ’15
  • Angelic Choir – HM ’10, AM ’14
  • Artesian Spring – HM ’15
  • Bewitching Twilight – HM ’05, AM ’09, PM ’13
  • Blushing Snowmaiden – HM ’03, AM ’07
  • Cascade Rain – AM ’15
  • Celestial Emperor – HM ’15
  • Coho – HM ’08, AM ’10, PM ’12
  • Columbia Deep Water – HM ’16
  • Dalle Whitewater – HM ’14, AM ’16
  • Dragon Tapestry – HM ’16
  • Freckled Peacock – HM ’05, AM ’08
  • Jaciva – HM ’95
  • Japanese Plum – HM ’13
  • Neptune’s Trident – HM ’14.
  • Pleasant Earlybird – HM ’99, AM ’01
  • Pleasant Sandman – HM ’02
  • Pleasant Starburst – HM ’01

Founders of SIGNA Medal is restricted to species irises.

  • Blue Rivulets – HM ’16