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“Stepping Out” Celebrates 50th Birthday!


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!

Stepping Out Schreiner 1964

Stepping Out
Schreiner 1964


Author: Schreiner's Iris Gardens

Growing beauty since 1925. Retail and wholesale supplier of high-quality Bearded Iris & Daylilies.

4 thoughts on ““Stepping Out” Celebrates 50th Birthday!

  1. Hi Guys! Why are there still planted irise plants in the winter over grown fields along quinaby road? We have never seen that before where the bulbs of last spring are still in the ground.


  2. Happy half century! I wish I was showing my age as well as ‘Stepping Out’ is. It is still a great iris.


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