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Cook-Lapham Award

Cook-Lapham Bowl

Best Red Iris

Awarded from 1963 to 1972

From the July 1962 Bulletin, May 16-17, 1962 BOD Minutes, page 93: The establishment of a Cook-Lapham Award for red iris by an anonymous donor in the form of a traveling bowl was announced by Mr. Robert Carney, chairman of the Awards Committee.

The Cook-Lapham Award from the April 1963 Bulletin, page 26: This award is a beautiful silver cup, color glazed on the inside in rose-red enamel. It was given by an anonymous donor as a traveling cup to be presented each year to the hybridizer of the best red iris in commerce. Each year the accredited garden judges will vote on the best red iris in commerce and the iris receiving the most votes will be declared the winner. The cup will be engraved with the name of the winning iris and also the name of the hybridizer. The hybridizer will retain possession of the cup until the next winner is chosen. Once an iris has won the cup, it is not eligible to win it a second time.

Gallery of the Cook-Lapham Award winners

1972 146 Votes, ‘Post Time’, TB, Schreiner
Post Time
1971, 106 Votes, 'Caliente', TB, Walter Luihn
1970, 64 Votes, 'Fireball', TB, Schreiner
1969, 100 Votes, 'War Lord', TB, Schreiner
War Lord
1968, 65 Votes, 'Jewel Tone', TB, Schreiner
Jewel Tone
1967, 65 Votes, 'Frontier Marshall', TB, Schreiner
Frontier Marshall
1966, 97 Votes, 'Gypsy Jewels, TB, Schreiner
Gypsy Jewels
1965, 68 Votes, 'Tomeco', TB, Melvina Suiter
1964, 46 Votes, 'Jungle Fires', TB, Schreiner
Jungle Fires
1963, 36 Votes, 'Captain Gallant', TB, Hazel Schmelzer
Captain Gallant


A Collection of Articles by various authors on Red Iris from the October 1968 AIS Bulletin.
Link to the hybridizer page for Paul Cook.
Link to the hybridizer page for Eldridge Greig Lapham.

Return to the main Awards page.


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Doug Chyz April 2024

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