Saturday, August 26, 2017

THE 2017 KNOWLTON MEDALIST for Border bearded irises

Susanne Holland Spicker

It is with great pleasure that we announce the American Iris Society's 2017 Border Bearded (BB) medalist:  'Ballerina Pink', by hybridizer Paul Black.

'BALLERINA PINK' (Paul Black 2010) Photo courtesy of Mid-America Iris

The stunning pink BB iris is described by the AIS WIKI as follows:

'Ballerina Pink' (Paul Black '10) BB 27" Mid-season late bloom. Standards pastel pink; slightly paler toward edges; style arms pale peach; falls creamy pink, ivory center, darker pink hafts and edges; beards tangerine; ruffled, laced, with slight sweet fragrance. Show stalks.  3 three branches, 8-10 buds. Strong grower. Introduced by Mid-America 2010. HM 2012, AM 2014, The Knowlton Medal 2017.

Thank you, Paul, for an exceptional border bearded iris!

For a complete list of the American Iris Society's 2017 medalists, go to

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