Award-Winning Siberian Irises

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The Morgan Award

The highest award reserved exclusively for Siberian Irises within the American Iris Society from 1952 through 1984

YearVariety NameHybridizer
1952 Tycoon Cleveland
1952 Eric the RedWhitney
1953 Caesar's Brother Morgan
1954 Tropic NightMorgan
1962 White Swirl Cassebeer
1963 Snowcrest Gage
1964 Tealwood Varner
1965 Violet Flare Cassebeer
1966 Cool SpringKellogg
1967 Blue BrilliantCassebeer
1968 Pirouette Cassebeer
1969 Velvet NightEdwards
1970 Dewful McGarvey
1971 Super Ego McGarvey
1972 Ego McGarvey
1973 Swank Hager
1974 Grand Junction McCord
1975 Halcyon SeasMcCord
1976 Orville Fay McEwen
1977 Vi Luihn DuBose
1978 Silver Edge McEwen
1979 AuguryMcGarvey
1980 Ruffled Velvet McEwen
1981 Butter and Sugar McEwen
1982 Steve Varner Briscoe
1983 Ann DaschVarner
1984 Pink Haze McGarvey



The Morgan-Wood Medal

The highest award in the American Iris Society reserved exclusively for Siberian Irises from 1986 to the present

YearVariety NameHybridizer
1986 Butter and Sugar McEwen
1987 Steve Varner Briscoe
1988 Pink Haze McGarvey
1989 Dance Ballerina DanceVarner
1990 King of KingsVarner
1991 Mabel Coday Helsley
1992 Lady Vanessa Hollingworth
1993 Jewelled CrownHollingworth
1994 Sultan's RubyHollingworth
1995 Aqua WhispersA.M. Miller
1996 Shaker's PrayerWarner
1997 Coronation AnthemHollingworth
1998 Frosted CranberryA.M. Miller
1999 Roaring JellySchafer/Sacks
2000 Over in GlorylandHollingworth
2001 Strawberry FairHollingworth
2002 Lake KeukaBorglum
2003 Careless SallySchafer/Sacks
2004 Blueberry FairHollingworth
2005 Where Eagles DareHelsley
2006 RiverdanceSchafer/Sacks
2007 Ships are SailingSchafer/Sacks
2008 Fond KissSchafer/Sacks
2009 Ruffles and FlourishesHollingworth
2010 Here Be DragonsSchafer/Sacks
2011 Banish MisfortuneSchafer/Sacks
2012 So Van GoghSchafer/Sacks
2013 Swans in FlightHollingworth



The Award of Merit

Irises proven of value over at least five years since introduction

YearVarieties
1985Chilled Wine, Borbeleta, Teal Velvet
1986Frosty Rim, Shirley Pope, Jaybird
1987Dance Ballerina Dance, Omar's Cup, Harbor Mist
1988King of Kings, Creme Chantilly, Dancing Nanou, Laughing Brook
1989Mabel Coday, Jamaican Velvet, Windwood Spring
1990Lady Vanessa, Heliotrope Bouquet, Temper Tantrum
1991Jewelled Crown, Indy, Silver Illusion
1992Aqua Whispers, Sultan's Ruby, High Standards, Wizardry
1993Liberty Hills, Springs Brook, Cathy Childerson, Reprise
1994Shaker's Prayer, Coronation Anthem, Windwood Serenade, Pas-de-Deux
1995Contrast in Styles, Snow Prince, Vicki Ann
1996Frosted Cranberry, Moonsilk
1997Roaring Jelly, Harpswell Velvet
1998Over in Gloryland, Rill
1999Strawberry Fair, Lake Keuka
2000Sprinkles, Mesa Pearl
2001Careless Sally, Trim the Velvet
2002Blueberry Fair, Riverdance
2003Where Eagles Dare, Ships are Sailing
2004Fond Kiss, Somebody Loves Me
2005Carmen Jeanne,Tom Schaefer
2006Salamander Crossing, Butter and Cream
2007Ruffles and Flourishes, Banish Misfortune, China Spring
2008Here Be Dragons, Lavender Fair
2009Emily Anne, Uncorked
2010So Van Gogh, Kaboom
2011Swans in Flight, Charming Billy, Haleakala
2012Tree of Songs, Humors of Whiskey, Kilauea
2013Sugar Rush, Berries and Cream



The Franklin Cook Memorial Cup

Awarded each year to the most popular convention iris introduced outside the host region

In 1994, awarded to Strawberry Fair, Hollingworth.
In 2010, awarded to Tree of Songs, Schafer/Sacks.


The President's Cup

Awarded each year to the most popular convention iris introduced in the host region

In 1970, awarded to Dewful, McGarvey.
In 1991, awarded to Shaker's Prayer, Warner.