Sunday, September 3, 2017

THE RANDOLPH PERRY MEDAL 2017 'OKAGAMI" Interspecies Iris Hybrid (SPEC-X)

By Susanne Holland Spicker

Please join with us in congratulating Hiroshi Simizu (by Carol Warner) as the Inter-species hybrid (SPEC-X) American Iris Society 2017 Randolph Perry Medal winner 'OKAGAMI'. 

'OKAGAMI' (Hiroshi Shimizu by Carol Warner 2008) Photo by Carol Warner

This stunning pseudata was awarded the best seedling in Draycot Gardens beardless show in 2006. The name means "Big Mirror".

The AIS Wiki describes the magnificent bloom as follows: 

'OKAGAMI' (Hiroshi Shimizu by Carol Warner 2008) Inter-species hybrid SPEC-X. (Pseudata) 34-36" Mid-season bloom. Standards white, slight light purple blush upon opening; style arms creamy yellow, ends brushed light lavender; falls white, pointed deep yellow signal lightly freckled bright wine, jagged wine eyelash extending downward into a line. Draycott 2008.  HM 2012, AM2014, The Randolph Perry Award 2017.

Thank you, Hiroshi Shimizu and Carol Warner, for this beautiful Inter-species hybrid.

For a complete list of the 2017 AIS Award winners, please visit

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