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2004 Texas Favorites  

Each year American Iris Society members throughout the US vote for their favorite irises.  Criteria include beauty, number of buds, growth habits, and personal preference.

TITAN'S GLORY exhibited by Joe and Donna Spears won Best in Show at the April 16, 2005 Fort Worth Iris Society show. Here are the top 11 as chosen by AIS members in Texas.

JESSE'S SONG
TB  35"  EM

White ground plicata, methyl-violet edges. Long bloom period. #1on the Popularity Poll. Dykes Medal 1990

CONJURATION
TB 36" M-L

White with violet edges; tangerine beard with fuzzy white horns. Space Ager. #2  on the Popularity Poll.  Dykes Medal 1998

DUSKY CHALLENGER
TB  39" ML

Huge silky rich blackish-purple self. #3 on the Popularity Poll. Dykes Medal 1992

HELLO DARKNESS
TB  37" E

Ruffled purple-black self with a black beard. #4 on the Popularity Poll.  Dykes Medal 1999

MESMERIZER
TB  36" M  Space Ager

Ruffled white; tangerine beard; huge, uplifting frilly, white flounces ending in pale-green button pompoms.  #5 on the Popularity Poll. Dykes Medal 2002.

THORNBIRD
TB  35"  M

Pale ecru standards; greenish tan falls; violet rays. Violet beard  with horns or spoons. Space Ager. #6 on the Popularity Poll.  Dykes Medal 1997

RUSTLER
TB  37"  M

Standards antique gold flushed rose; Falls henna with old-gold edges. #7 on the Popularity Poll.

LADY FRIEND
TB  36" E

Garnet rose shade in a class by itself, tangerine B. #8 on the Popularity Poll.

BEVERLY SILLS
TB  36"  EM

All-time favorite, vivid coral-pink tones, laced and ruffled. All-time favorite, vivid coral-pink tones, laced and ruffled. #9 (tie) on the Popularity Poll. Dykes Medal 1985

TITAN'S GLORY
TB  37" M

Bishop's purple. Large juicy blossoms like grapes. Great substance. #9 (tie) on the Popularity Poll. Dykes Medal 1988

 

 

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