Wednesday, August 23, 2017

"MONTMARTRE," the 2017 Dykes Medalist

By Susanne Holland Spicker

We are pleased to announce the 2017 Dykes Medalist, "MONTMARTRE," by hybridizer Keith Keppel--a magnificent, large-flowered luminata tall bearded iris.

'MONTMARTRE' (Keith Keppel '08) Photo by Susanne Holland Spicker

Here's a description of this exceptional iris via the American Iris Society's Wiki page

'Montmartre' (Keith Keppel 2008). TB, 33" E-M bloom season. Luminata.  Standards grayed red-purple, 1/4" straw yellow edge; style arms straw to reed yellow, midrib flushed red-purple; Falls velvety dark red-purple, darker and brighter than raisin purple, narrow oyster white edge; inner haft lemon, white around beard; Beards chrome yellow, white and lemon at end. Honorable Mention 2010, Award Of Merit 2012, Wister Medal 2014, American Dykes Medal 2017.

'MONTMARTRE' (Keppel '08) Photo by Susanne Holland Spicker

Click here for a complete list of the 2017 American Iris Society winners: 2017 AIS award winners

'MONTMARTRE' (Keppel '08) Photo by Susanne Holland Spicker

Congratulations, Keith, for yet another a stunning iris!


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