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Hybridizer Richard (Rick) Tasco

Richard Tasco has won two Dykes Awards; for 'Splashacata in 2005, and 'Golden Panther' in 2009. Both of these irises also won Wister Medals for best Tall Bearded, in 2004 and 2006 respectively. He also won the Wister Medal for 'Absolute Treasure' in 2013, 'Black Magic Woman' in 2014, 'Temporal Anomaly', in 2015, and 'Autumn Explosion', in 2019. He has won White Medal for the AB : 'Chocolate Mint' in 2004, 'Noble Warrior' in 2012, and 'Sand Dancer' in 2017. He won the Knowlton Medal for the BB 'Sheer Excitement' in 2018.

Rick was honored by the American Iris Society with the Hybridizer Award in 2010.


Arilbred: 'Alakazam', 'Ancient Reflections', 'Aztec Prince', 'Better Than Ever', 'Bhutan', 'Bold Awakening', 'Calypso Dancer', 'Chain Reaction', 'Chocolate Mint', 'Confederate', 'Cool Morning Mist', 'Cosmic Design', 'Creative Art', 'Dart Mission', 'Dragon's Eye', 'Easter Weekend', 'Enchanter's Spell', 'Enduring Beauty', 'Exotic Treasure', 'Eye of Excellence', 'Firefly Frenzy', 'Fire Nebula', 'Free As the Wind', 'Fresh And Lovely', 'Glow of Love', 'Golden Illusion', 'Grand Masterpiece', 'Lucky Dragon', 'Matinee Queen', 'Moment in the Sun', New Vision', 'Noble Warrior', 'Not Of This World', 'Nova', 'On the Web', 'Rare Breed', 'Red Moon Rising', 'Royal Flame', 'Rosy Celeration', 'Sailing At Dawn', 'Sand Dancer', 'Shaman's Magic', 'Signal Butte', 'Silent Sentry', 'Sun And Snow, 'Violet Storm', 'Vivid Dream', 'Warrior Prince', 'White Noise',

Border Bearded: 'Dark Wonder', 'Frosty Spirit', 'Magic Quest', 'Sheer Excitement', 'Sierra Sunrise',

Intermediate Bearded: 'Backlit Beauty', 'Bold Statement', 'Dark Forces', 'Double Overtime', 'Flying Solo', 'Hot Glow', 'Mariposa Wizard', 'Micro Burst', 'Miss Mauve', 'Precious Joy', 'Pretty Princess', 'Softly', 'Sonoran Sands', 'Sparkling', 'Starfield', 'Visual Pleasure', 'Winged Angel',

Miniature Dwarf Bearded: 'Bam'

Standard Dwarf Bearded: 'All Ruffled Up', 'All That Magic', 'Astral Projection', 'Atomic Glow', 'Beach Baby', 'Blue Oasis', 'Buttonwood', 'California Boy', 'Carmel Celeste', 'Chocolate Swirl', 'Coyote Moon', 'Early Look', 'Fancy Sparkler', 'Feel the Heat', 'First Sensation', 'Forever Orange', 'Golden Miracle', 'Inner Space', 'Lee Park', 'Love Unlimited', 'Morning Hues', 'Petite Ballerina', 'Private First Class', 'Replicator', 'Skyray', 'Southern Exposure', 'Touched By Magic', 'Wild Passions', 'Wizard's Return',

Species: 'Dazzling Eyes', 'Lavender Moonbeams', 'Winter Echoes', 'Wishmaster',

Tall Bearded: 'Absolute Treasure', 'American Original', 'Angel of the Garden', 'Artistic Web', 'Autumn Explosion', 'Beautiful Edging', 'Beyond Borders', 'Black Magic Woman', 'Blazing Beacon', 'Bonnie's Pleasure', 'Boundless Beauty', 'Broadband', 'Camera Ready', 'Celestial Explosion', 'Cherished Memories', 'Cosmic Vision', 'Dark Storm', 'Dragon King', 'Dream Express', 'Fire In Your Heart', 'First Prize', 'First Wave', 'Fresh and Exciting', 'Garden Debutante', 'Glacier Point', 'Golden Panther', 'Grand Classic', 'Highland Lord', 'Ice Cream Sundae', 'Ice Planet', 'Irresistible Charm', 'Island Breeze', 'Just For Ken', 'Love Me Forever', 'Mariposa Autumn', 'Mariposa Skies', 'Molten Flame', 'Mystic Image', 'Mystical Sunshine', 'Noble Lord', 'North Rim', 'One Step Beyond', 'Optic Overload', 'Peach Pearl', 'Perfect Touch', 'Pinch Me Pink', 'Priceless Memories', 'Prime Power', 'Quietly Awesome', 'Reality Check', 'Royal Storm', 'Ruffled Goddess', 'Sea Of Darkness','Secret Delight', 'Secret Passion', 'Shadows of Night', 'Sierra Mist', 'Smoky Shadows', 'Solar Fire', 'Splashacata', 'Spring Elegance', 'Spring Fantasy', 'Storm Lord', 'Storm Rider', 'Streaking Skies', 'Subtle Beauty', 'Sudden Impact', 'Temporal Anomaly', 'True Spirit', 'Under My Spell', 'Velvet Valentine', 'Victorian Queen', 'Visual Intrigue', 'Waves of Joy', 'White Chameleon', 'White Hot', 'Wild And Free', 'You're So Veined'.

Richard Tasco and Roger Duncan have Superstition Iris Gardens in Cathey's Valley, California. Below is a drone's eye view of their irises.


-- BobPries - 2012-05-18
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