Wednesday, August 30, 2017

THE CAPARNE-WELCH 2017 MEDAL for Miniature Dwarf Irises

By Susanne Holland Spicker

Please join us in congratulating Paul Black for his Miniature Dwarf Iris 'CUTE AS A BUTTON' in achievement for the American Iris Society 2017 Caparne-Welch Medal winner.

'CUTE AS A BUTTON' (Paul Black '09) Photo courtesy of Mid-America Iris

This charming little miniature dwarf iris is outstanding in every way. The AIS Wiki describes it as follows:

'Cute As A Button' (Paul Black 2009) MDB 6" Early-to-mid-season bloom. Standards white, dark purple midribs, medium violet stitching around edges; style arms metallic fuchsia, dark tan edges; falls white, medium red-violet haft edge, same color diffuse blot below beard and in plicata veins over haft and petal, beards white base,hairs tipped old gold in throat, dirty yellow in middle, charcoal at edge; pronounced fragrance. Mid-America 2009. HM 2012, AM 2014, Caparne-Welch Medal 2017.

Thank you, Paul, for yet another special iris!

For a complete list of the AIS 2017 Awards, go to

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