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Since 1993, the Clarence G. White memorial medal has been awarded to the best arilbred iris with 1/2 or more aril ancestry. (Before 1993, it was the C. G. White award, equivalent to an Award of Merit. Arilbreds must now earn an Award of Merit before they can qualify for the C. G. White medal.)

The medal honors C. G. White, who in the 1950s created the family of fertile arilbreds that still dominates arilbred breeding today.

2014 'Kalifa's Joy' (Annand)

RB+ 19” (48cm)
(I. korolkowii pink × Kalifa’s Horn)


2013 'Refiner's Fire' (McGrath)

2012 'Noble Warrior' (Tasco)

2011 'Hammurabi' (Baumunk)

2010 'Rivers of Babylon' (Baumunk)

2009 'Spirit of Caleb' (McGrath)

2008 'Byzantine Art' (Baumunk)

2007 'Omar's Eye' (Boswell)

2006 'Omar's Stitchery' (Boswell)

2005 'Concerto Grosso' (Mathes)

2004 'Chocolate Mint' (Tasco)

2003 'Energizer' (Shockey)

2002 'Lancer' (Shockey)

2001 'Desert Fury' (Shockey)

2000 'Sheba's Jewel' (Shockey)

1999 'Queen Sheba' (Shockey)

1998 'Kalifa's Robe' (Hager)

1997 'Turkish Pendant' (Shockey)

1996 'Syrian Princess' (Shockey)

1995 'Persian Padishah' (Shockey)

1994 'Khyber Pass' (Kidd)

1993 'Syrian Jewel' (Shockey)


Prior to 1993 it was called the C. G. White award and followed slightly different rules.

1992 NO AWARD, due to tie

1991 'Syrian Jewel' (Shockey)

1990 'Dee Mouse' (H. Danielson)

1989 'Pro News' (H. Danielson)

1988 'Tabriz' (Kidd)

1987 'Cool Oasis' (Hager)

1986 'Khyber Pass' (Kidd)

1985 'Zemira' (Rich)

1984 'Snow Over Chicago' (H. Danielson)

1983 'Prince Thou Art' (Rogers)

1982 'Bionic Burst' (H. Danielson)

1981 'Martha Mia' (Hunt)

1980 'Sheik' (Hager)

1979 'Genetic Dancer' (H. Danielson)

1978 'Stars Over Chicago' (H. Danielson)

1977 'Bangledesh' (Peterson)

1976 'Loudmouth' (Rich)

1975 'Grand Vizier' (Hawkinson)

1974 'Syrian Moon' (Brizendine)

1973 'Bethlehem Song' (Foster)

1972 'Soni Ce' (Peterson)

1971 'Esther the Queen' (Hunt)

1970 'Big Black Bumblebee' (H. Danielson)

1969 'Bethlehem Star' (Foster)


From 1969 onward the award winner had to have 1/2 or more aril blood.

1968 'Wee Scot' (Street)

1967 'Spring Nocturne' (Boen)

1966 'Imaret' (Wilkes)

1965 'Golden Joppa' (Linse)

1964 'Real Gold' (Austin)

1963 'Striped Butterfly' (Noyd) Note: would not qualify for an award today, as it is less than 1/4 aril.

1962 'Mohrning Haze' (Luihn)

1961 'Trophy' (Linse)

1960 'Witch Doctor' (Plough)

1959 'Mary McClellan' (Craig)


Since 1993, the William Mohr memorial medal has been awarded to the best arilbred iris with less than 1/2 aril ancestry. (Before 1993, it was the William Mohr award, equivalent to an Award of Merit. Arilbreds must now earn an Award of Merit before they can qualify for the medal.)

The medal honors William Mohr, one of the first experimenters in arilbred breeding during the early decades of the 1900s.

2014 'Octave' (Johnson)

OGB- 15” (38 m)
Hot Jazz × Onlooker


2013 'Egyptian Queen' (Johnson)

2012 'Suspect' (Johnson)

2011 'Persian Sapphire' (Baumunk)

2010 'Ulalena' (Sutton)

2009 'Sue Bee' (Kammer by Stanek)

2008 'Shabaza' (G. Sutton)

2007 'Hakuna Matata' (Gadd)

2006 'Walker Ross' (Ross)

2005 'Desert Jubilee' (Flanagan)

2004 'Desert Celebration' (Flanagan)

2003 'She Devil' (Black)

2002 'Omar's Gold' (Boswell)

2001 'Kalifa's Horn' (Annand)

2000 'Silent Tears' (Peterson)

1999 'Patriot's Gem' (Gadd)

1998 'Bozrah' (Gadd)

1997 'Omar The Tentmaker' (Boswell)

1996 'Solomon's Glory' (Nichols)

1995 'Smoke With Wine' (Boswell)

1994 'Omar's Torch' (Boswell)

1993 'Jewel of Omar' (Boswell)


Prior to 1993 it was called the William Mohr award and followed slightly different rules.

1992 'Omar's Torch' (Boswell)

1991 'Jewel of Omar' (Boswell)

1990 'Bold Sentry' (Peterson)

1989 'Green Eyed Sheba' (Boswell)

1988 'Humohr' (Hager)

1987 'Sultan's Jewelry' (Hager)

1986 'Smoke With Wine' (Boswell)

1985 'Dune' (Hager)

1984 'Cairo Love Song' (Nichols)

1983 'Sizzle' (Gadd)

1982 'Aril Lady' (H. Danielson)

1981 'Byzantine Beauty' (Nichols)

1980 'Genetic Burst' (H. Danielson)

1979 'Pogo Doll' (Christlieb)

1978 'Little Orchid Annie' (Foster)

1977 'Girl Watcher' (Street)

1976 'Stitchery' (Foster)

1975 'Mint Parfait' (Foster)

1974 'Sojourn' (Tate)

1973 'Fairy Goblin' (Foster)

1972 'Saletta' (Street)

1971 'Saffron Jewel' (Abell)

1970 'Aspen Country' (McClure)

1969 'Nineveh' (Keppel)
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