Marianne Unruh

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COLOR TERMS
 
Amoena - White standards and colored falls.
 
Bicolor - different colored standards and falls.
 
Bitone - standards and falls that are two shades of the same color.
 
Plicata - marked with stitching, stipples, dots or sanded patterns.
 
Self - standards and falls are the same color.
AWARDS
 
HC - Highly Commended
 
HM - Honorable Mention
 
AM - Award of Merit
 
Wister Medal - Highest award in the tall bearded class.  These iris must previously been awarded the Honorable Mention and the Award of Merit, which is a prerequisite for the Dykes Medal.
 
Dykes Medal - Biggest and best, is awarded to only one iris per year.
 
 
VARIETY OF IRIS
 
MDB - Miniature dwarf bearded iris have spikes which range in height of up to 8" tall.
 
SDB - Standards dwarf bearded iris range in height from 8 - 16" tall.
 
IB - Intermediate bearded iris range in height from 16 - 27 1/2" tall.
 
MTB - Miniature tall bearded iris range in height 16 - 27 1/2" tall.