Sunday, August 27, 2017

THE HANS AND JACOB SASS MEDAL 2017, Intermediate Bearded Irises

Susanne Holland Spicker

The American Iris Society is pleased to announce the 2017 Medalist for Intermediate Bearded Irises (IB), The Hans and Jacob Sass Medal:  'RED HOT CHILI' by hybridizer Michael Sutton. 

'RED HOT CHILI' (Michael Sutton '08) Photo courtesy of Sutton Iris

This outstanding intermediate bearded iris is described by the AIS WIKI:

'Red Hot Chili' Michael Sutton '08  IB  18" Early Mid-season bloom and rebloom. Standards yellow ground, heavily washed deep ruby red; style arms ruby red; falls bright yellow ground, rust red dotted edge; beards yellow; slight spicy fragrance. Sutton Iris '08, HM 2011, AM 2014, The Hans and Jacob Sass Medal 2017. Beautifully formed, ruffled and lightly laced. Reblooming.

Thank you, Mike, for another beautiful iris. 

For a complete list of the American Iris Society 2017 Awards, go to

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