Monday, August 4, 2014

'HISTORIC' OLDIES, DYKES MEDAL WINNERS BEFORE 1958 cont.

                                                                by Dawn Mumford


This post will show irises that won the Dykes Medal from its first year, 1927, to 1957.  My appreciation to everyone who took such nice photos and allowed us to use them. 

Starting with the oldest first we have...


"San Francisco' by Mohr Dykes Medal 1927
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser



'Dauntless' by Connell Dykes Medal 1929
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser  




'Rameses' by H. P. Sass Dykes Medal 1932 
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser





'Coralie' by Ayres  Dykes Medal 1933 
Photo courtesy of CRIRIS





'Sierra Blue' by Essig Dykes Medal 1935 
Photo courtesy of  CRIRIS





'Mary Geddes' by Stahl-Washington Dykes Medal 1936
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser 



'Missouri' by Grinter Dykes Medal 1937
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser





'Copper Lustre' by Kirkland Dykes Medal 1938
Photo courtesy of  CRIRIS




'Rosy Wings' by Gage Dykes Medal 1939
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser




'Wabash' by Williamson Dykes Medal 1940
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser




'The Red Douglas' by J. Sass Dykes Medal 1941 
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser



'Great Lakes' by Cousins Dykes Medal 1942
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser


'Prairie Sunset' by H.P. Sass Dykes Medal 1943
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser 




'Spun Gold'  by Gultzbeck Dykes Medal 1944
From The American Iris Society Wiki
photo courtesy of Betty Higgins 




'Elmohr' by Loomis Dykes Medal 1945 
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser




'Chivalry'  by Wills Dykes Medal 1947
From The American Iris Society Wiki
photo courtesy of Kent Pfeiffer 




'Ola Kala' by Sass Dykes Medal 1948
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser





'Helen McGregor" by Graves Dykes Medal 1949 
From The American Iris Society Wiki
photo courtesy of Kent Pfeiffer 




'Blue Rhythm'  by Whiting Dykes Medal 1950
From The American Iris Society Wiki
photo courtesy of Carlos Ayento  




'Cherie' by Hall Dykes Medal 1951
Photo courtesy of Sherry Austin 



'Argus Pheasant' by Deforest Dykes Medal 1952
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser 



'Truly Yours' by Fay Dykes Medal 1953
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser 



'Mary Randall' by Fay Dykes Medal 1954
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser 




'Sable Night' by Cook Dykes Medal 1955
Photo courtesy of Mike Unser



'First Violet' by Deforest Dykes Medal 1956
From The American Iris Society Wiki
photo courtesy of Terry Laurin 




'Violet Harmony' by Lowry Dykes Medal 1957
 Photo courtesy of CRIRIS

Well, there you have it.  Between the last article and this article we have  the complete list and pictures of all the'historic" Dykes Medal Winners from 1927 until 1984.  (If you missed my last post, it includes 'historic' irises that won the Dykes Medal between 1958 and 1984.  Click here to see it: http://theamericanirissociety.blogspot.com/2014/07/tall-bearded-iris-oldies-dykes-medal.html).  

I'm sure that there are some that really caught your eye and made you think about planting them. 

Do you grow any of these iris?  Which ones are your favorites?  
                 


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