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Median Iris Society
The Hans and Jacob Sass Medal

The Hans and Jacob Sass Medal is the highest award reserved exclusively for Intermediate Bearded Irises within the American Iris Society.

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Year Iris Name Hybridizer
2015Man's Best Friend
Man's Best Friend
Paul Black
2014Dazzling
Dazzling
Paul Black
2013Rimaround
Rimaround
J. T. Aitken
2012Nickel
Nickel
Paul Black
2011Garnet Slippers
Garnet Slipper
Keith Keppel
2010Ruby Slippers
Ruby Slippers
Keith Keppel
2009Devil May Care
Devil May Care
Paul Black
2008Ming
Ming
Marky Smith
2007Delirium
Delirium
Marky Smith
2006Midsummer Night's Dream
Midsummer Night's Dream
Lowell Baumunk
2005Starwoman
Starwoman
Marky Smith
2004Gnu Rayz
Gnu Rayz
Brad Kasperek
2003Bottled Sunshine
Bottled Sunshine
H. Nichols
2002Protocol
Protocol
Keith Keppel
2001Maui Gold
Maui Gold
J. T. Aitken
2000Dark Waters
Dark Waters
J. T. AItken
1999Prince of Burgundy
Prince of Burgundy
D. Niswonger
1998Cee Jay
Cee Jay
C. Lankow (by J. T. Aitken)
1997Hot Spice
Hot Spice
J. T. Aitken
1996Lemon Pop
Lemon Pop
L. Lauer
1995Blue Eyed Blonde
Blue Eyed Blond
A. Ensminger
1994Ask Alma
Ask Alma
C. Lankow
1993Maui Moonlight
Maui Moonlight
J. T. Aitken
1992Hot Fudge
Hot Fudge
B. Hager
1991Butter Pecan
Butter Pecan
B. Hager
1990Hellcat
Hellcat
J. T. Aitken
1989Honey Glazed
Honey Glazed
D. Niswonger
1988Oklahoma Bandit
Oklahoma Bandit
H. Nichols
1987Az Ap
Az Ap
A. Ensminger
1986Rare Edition
Rare Edition
J. Gatty
1985Silent Strings
Silent Strings
P. Dyer
1984Shampoo
Shampoo
V. Messick

Award of Merit for Intermediate Bearded Irises
Year Iris Name Hybridizer
2015 Bahama Blues
Bahama Blues
Michael Sutton
2015Intoxicating
Intoxicating
Paul Black
2014Red Hot Chili
Red Hot Chili
Michael Sutton
2014 Cat in the Hat
Cat in the Hat
Paul Black
2013Star in the Night
Star in the Night
Paul Black
2013Calligrapher
Calligrapher
Marky Smith
2012Dazzling
Dazzling
Paul Black
2012Man's Best Friend
Man's Best Friend
Paul Black
2011Rimaround
Rimaround
J. T. Aitken
2011Limonada
Limonada
Keith Keppel
2010Nickel
Nickel
Paul Black
2010Dragonmaster
Dragonmaster
Marky Smith
2010Many Maholos
Many Mahalos
J. T. Aitken
2009Garnet Slippers
Garnet Slippers
Keith Keppel
2009Oblivion
Oblivion
Marky Smith
2008Mariposa Wizard
Maripose Wizrd
Richard Tasco
2008Bold Statement
Bold Statement
Richard Tasco
2008Spiced Peaches
Spiced Peaches
Paul Black
2007Jump Start
Jump Start
Keith Keppel
2007Dude
Dude
Keith Keppel
2006Concertina
Concertina
George Sutton
2006Devil May Care
Devil May Care
Paul Black
2006Ruby Slippers
Ruby Slippers
Keith Keppel
2005Delirium
Delirium
Marky Smith
2005Miss Mauve
Miss Mauve
R. Tasco
2004Blackcurrant
Blackcurrant
Marky Smith
2004Ming
Ming
Marky Smith
2003Starwoman
Starwoman
Marky Smith
2003Midsummer Night's Dream
Midsummer Night's Dream
L. Baumunk
2002Gnu Rayz
Gnu Rayz
Brad Kasperek
2002Fathom
Fathom
Marky Smith
2001Bottled Sunshine
Bottled Sunshine
H. Nichols
2000Country Dance
Country Dance
E. Jones
2010Protocol
Protocol
Keith Keppel
2000Sailor
Sailor
Marky Smith
2000Londonderry
Londonderry
Keith Keppel
1999Bold Stroke
Bold Stroke
E. Jones
1999Magic Bubbles
Magic Bubbles
A. & D. Willott