Saturday, September 7, 2013

2013 Fred and Barbara Walther Cup Winner 'Judy, Judy, Judy'

By Renee Fraser



The Fred and Barbara Walther Cup is awarded annually by The American Iris Society to the originator of the iris variety that received the greatest number of votes in the Honorable Mention (HM) award balloting, regardless of classification. All classifications of irises are eligible. Only AIS registered judges may vote.  The winner this year is a stunning plicata Siberian iris hybridized by World of Irises blog contributor and iris hybridizer Bob Hollingworth.  "Judy, Judy, Judy" is named after his wife, who is a masterful garden designer and who uses Siberian irises to exquisite effect in their home garden.  

"Judy, Judy, Judy" Photo credit Bob Hollingworth

The AIS wiki has the following description of this lovely iris:
2010, Hollingworth
'Judy, Judy, Judy' (Robert Hollingworth, R. 2004) Sdlg. 02B2B8. SIB (tet.), 35" (89 cm), Early midseason bloom. Standards medium red-violet; style arms light blue; Falls white, with medium red-violet dots merging into outer plicata band. 97B1A2, sib to 'Currier' X 'Somebody Loves Me'. Ensata 2010. HM 2013; Walther Cup 2013.

For more information on how to grow Siberian irises, please visit the Society for Siberian Irises.

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