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Median Iris Society
The Knowlton Medal

The Knowlton Medal is the highest award reserved exclusively for Border Bearded Irises within the American Iris Society.

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Year Iris Name Hybridizer
2015Niche
Niche
Joe Ghio
2014Lady of the Night
Lady of the Night
Paul Back
2013Bundle of Love
Bundle of Love
Paul Back
2012Crow's Feet
Crow's Feet
Paul Back
2011Fleece As White
Fleece As White
Paul Black
2010Eye Candy
Eye Candy
Keith Keppel
2009Border Control
Border Control
Thomas Johnson
2008Teapot Tempest
Teapot Tempest
Lynn Markham
2007Go For Bold
Go For Bold
Paul Black
2006Anaconda Love
Anaconda Love
Brad Kasperek
2005Christiana Baker
Christina Baker
F. Kerr
2004Orange Pop
Orange Pop
Larry Lauer
2003Lemon Up
Lemon Up
T. Magee
2002Baboon Bottom
Baboon Bottom
Brad Kasperek
2001Cranapple
Cranapple
J.T. Aitken
2000Apricot Frosty
Apricot Frosty
D. Niswonger
1999Petite Ballet
Petite Ballet
Keith Keppel
1998Red Rooster
Red Rooster
J. Durrance
1997Sonja's Selah
Sonja's Selah
A. Ensminger
1996Lenora Pearl
Lenora Pearl
H. Nicholas
1995Calico Cat
Calico Cat
C. Lankow
1994Zinger
Zinger
S. Stevens
1993Zinc Pink
Zinc Pink
A. Ensminger
1992Batik
Batik
A. Ensminger
1991Shenanigan
Shenanigan
Keith Keppel
1990Miss Nellie
Miss Nellie
J. Burch
1989Peccadillo
Peccadillo
Keith Keppel
1988Soft Spoken
Soft Spoken
P. Dyer
1987Drum Solo
Drum Solo
H. Stahly
1986Pink Bubbles
Pink Bubbles
B. Hager
1985Gypsy Wings
Gypsy Wings
M. Hamblen
1984Marmalade Skies
Marmalade Skies
D. Niswonger

Award of Merit for Border Bearded Irises

Year Iris Name Hybridizer
2015 Whoopsidaisy
Whoopsidaisy
Jim Hedgecock
2015 Bohemian Rhapsody
Bohemian Rhapsody
Fred Kerr
2014 Dance Card
Dance Card
Keith Keppel
2014 Ballerina Pink
Ballerina Pink
Paul Black
2014 Devil's Waltz
Devil's Waltz
Lynn Markham
2013Snazzy
Snazzy
Keith Keppel
2013Bonjour
Bonjour
Lowell Baumunk
2012Lady of the Night
Lady of the Night
Paul Black
2012Meerkat Manor
Meerkat Manor
Brad Kasperek
2011Bundle of Love
Bundle of Love
Paul Black
2011Niche
Niche
Joseph Ghio
2010Crow's Feet
Crow's Feet
Paul Black
2010Zingerado
Zigerado
Lowell Baumunk
2009Fleece As White
Fleece As White
Paul Black
2009Border Guard
Border Guard
Joseph Ghio
2008Eye Candy
Eye Candy
Keith Keppel
2008Be My Baby
Be My Baby
Paul Black
2007Heart of Africa
Heart of Africa
Brad Kasperek
2007Congo Bongo
Congo Bongo
Brad Kasperek
2006Border Control
Border Control
Thomas Johnson
2006Bermuda Triangle
Bermuda Triangle
A. & D. Cadd
2005Go For Bold
Go For Bold
Paul Black
2005Mango Smoothy
Mango Smoothy
C. Lankow
2004Teapot Tempest
Teapot Tempest
L. Markham
2004Classic Navy
Classic Navy
C. Lankow
2003Christiana Baker
Christiana Baker
F. Kerr
2003Anaconda Love
Anaconda Love
Brad Kasperek
2002Orange Pop
Orange Pop
L. Lauer
2002Carousel Waltz
Carousel Waltz
C. Helsley
2001Apricot Topping
Apricot Topping
Paul Black
2001Calico Kitten
Calico Kitten
C. Tompkins
2000Little Mary Sunshine
Little Mary Sunshine
E. Roderick
2000Very Varied
Very Varied
A. Ensminger
1999Cranapple
Cranapple
J. T. Aitken
1999Lemon Up
Lemon Up
T. Magee