Wednesday, September 6, 2017


By Susanne Holland Spicker

Join with us in congratulating Joseph Ghio as the American Iris Society 2017 Sidney B. Mitchell medalist for his stunning Pacific Coast Native Iris 'FOGGY DAYS'.

'FOGGY DAYS' (Joseph Ghio 2007) Photo by leonineiris

Pacific Coast Native irises (PCN), or series Californica (CA) are tricky in many places in all but the far western area of the country in the native range, where they grow with graceful, dainty flowers usually one to two feet tall in most colors and patterns.

The striking Pacific Coast Native iris (PCN) 'Foggy Days' is described by the AIS Wiki as follows:

'FOGGY DAYS' (Joseph Ghio 2007) 10" Mid-season through late bloom. Standards white tinted blue; falls white lined blue-violet overall to distal edge, dark blue-violet signal. Bay View 2007.  HM 2010, AM 2014, The Sidney B. Mitchell Medal 2017.

Thank you, Joe, for yet another award winner!

For a complete list of the American Iris Society 2017 Awards, please visit

1 comment:

  1. As president of the Monterey Bay Iris Society, I was very honored to pick up this award for Joe at the AIS National in New Orleans. It was a very good time and GNOIS and SLI did a stellar job on the experience.

    Craig Tarr


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