Monday, May 27, 2019

Franciris 2019 Results


For the second time in three weeks, The World of Irises blog is pleased to report the results of an international competition, this time of The French Iris Society’s Franciris 2019. The competition took place in the Parc Floral de Paris, a public park and botanical garden located within the Bois de Vincennes in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, with the results announced on May 21.

Gary White, immediate past president of The American Iris Society, and Andi Rivarola, current first vice president, were on the judging panel in addition to Jerome Boulon, France, Lorena Montanari, Italy, and Fritts Lehmann, Germany.

First Place: ‘My Red Drums by Daniel Balland, France:
Image by Andi Rivarola
Image by Andi Rivarola
Martin (plaid shirt) receives his award--image by Sebastien Cancade
Second Place: ‘Marry the Night’ by Thomas Johnson, USA:

Images by Gary White
Third Place: NB-23-01 by Nicholas Bourdillon:
Image by Andi Rivarola
Nicholas Bourdillon receives his award--image by Sebastien Cancade
Fourth Place: ‘Church Lady’ by Tom Burseen, USA:
Image by Andi Rivarola
Fifth Place: ‘Locomotion’ by Thomas Johnson, USA:
Image by Andi Rivarola
Sixth Place: NB 14-34-01 by Nicholas Bourdillon:
Andi Rivarola writes: "In France, judges are required to elect the iris with the best perfume.
Our noses sampled all irises during the competition, and as a result, we elected the iris with the best aroma, which also happened to be one of the top ten — seedling NB 14-34-01 by French hybridizer Nicolas Bourdillon. What an exquisite lovely scent."

Image by Andi Rivarola
Seventh Place: ‘Mixed Signals' by Keith Keppel, USA:
Image by Sebastien Cancade
Eighth Place: ‘Belle Fille’ by Marky Smith, USA:
Image by Andi Rivarola
Ninth Place: ‘Howla Pena’ by Tom Burseen, USA:


Image by Andi Rivarola
Tenth Place: ‘Luminager’ by Hugh Stout, USA:
Image by Andi Rivarola
For more information about The French Iris Society click to open the link; for more information about The American Iris Society do the same thing.

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I want one of each! beautiful. Congratulations to all.

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  2. It is fun that irises are loved internationally. When I talk irises with people from Italy, Australia, Romania, France, Uruguay, Spain I conclude that we, as people, are more alike than different. Thank you for this peek at France.

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