Introduced by the Schreiner family in 1964, Stepping Out quickly became a popular garden Iris. This superb plicata specimen could be found in the Top 10 of the American Iris Society‘s “100 Most Popular Bearded Iris” list year after year. And it’s no surprise why! Stepping Out, a rich violet and white plicata, strikingly picoteed, was awarded the AIS Honorable Mention medal in 1965, the AIS Award of Merit in 1967, and the premium award for a Bearded Iris, the Dykes Medal, in 1968. We are proud to celebrate Stepping Out’s 50th birthday this year!