Awards

Listed National Awards by the American Iris Society given to Mt Pleasant Iris Farm’s Introductions

Only AIS registered Judges may vote.

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).

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

Iris ensata, Japanese Iris 

  • Amethyst Actress – HM ’13.
  • Amethyst’s Sister – HM ’15
  • Angelic Choir – HM ’10, AM ’14
  • Artesian Spring – HM ’15, AM ’19
  • Bewitching Twilight – HM ’05, AM ’09, PM ’13
  • Blushing Snowmaiden – HM ’03, AM ’07
  • Cascade Rain – HM ’11, AM ’15, PM ’19
  • Celestial Emperor – HM ’15
  • Coho – HM ’08, AM ’10, PM ’12
  • Columbia Crest – HM ’18
  • Columbia Deep Water – HM ’16, AM ’18
  • Dalle Whitewater – HM ’14, AM ’16
  • Dragon Tapestry – HM ’16
  • Flamingo Waltz – HM ’17, AM ’19
  • Freckled Peacock – HM ’05, AM ’08
  • Jaciva – HM ’95
  • Japanese Plum – HM ’13, AM ’17
  • Koto Harp Strings – HM ’19
  • 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.

Iris laevigata

  • Blue Rivulets – HM ’16
  • Lakeside Ghost – HM ’15, AM ’17, Founders SIGNA Medal ’19

The Williamson-White Medal is restricted to the Miniature Tall Bearded class

  • Black Cherry Sorbet – HM ’18
  • Candy Basket HM – ’18

The Randolph Perry Medal is restricted to the Interspecies hybrid (SPEC-X) irises

  • Violet Swallows – HM ’19

This is a list of our own Mt Pleasant Iris Farm introductions. We wish to thank the American Iris Society judges that have taken the time and energy to grow these plants out and deem them worthy by voting.