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.

Iris ensata, Japanese Iris 

  • 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 Crest – HM ’18
  • Columbia Deep Water – HM ’16, AM ’18
  • Dalle Whitewater – HM ’14, AM ’16
  • Dragon Tapestry – HM ’16
  • Flamingo Waltz – HM ’17
  • Freckled Peacock – HM ’05, AM ’08
  • Jaciva – HM ’95
  • Japanese Plum – HM ’13, AM ’17
  • 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

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

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

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.