• New Plant Awards

    New Plant Awards

New Plant Awards

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket® from Frank P Matthews has been crowned this year as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards 

The winners are:

Annuals
Gold and Best in Category – Helianthus annuus SUNBELIEVABLE BROWN EYED GIRL ‘Sunbeliv01’ from Thompson & Morgan

Herbaceous Perennials
Gold and Best in Category – Eryngium Magical Blue Globe from Allensmore Nurseries Ltd

Houseplants
Gold and Best in Category – Ficus Elastica Petit Melany from Plant Partners

Shrubs and Climbers
Gold and Best in Category – Rose 'Timeless Purple' from Wharton's Roses                                                

Trees and Conifers
Gold and Best in Category – Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket® from Frank P Matthews                                                     

This year’s judging panel included Sabatino Urzo (RHS), Steve Bradley (The Sun), Val Bradley (The Sun), Ken Cox (Glendoick Garden Centre) with HTA’s Martin Simmons overseeing.

 All the entries were validated by Joy of Plants.

In addition to the formal announcement in the New Plant Awards area on the opening morning of the show there was also a seminar session for visitors highlighting the award winning plants and the benefits that they bring to help bolster plant sales.

The New Plant Awards, sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), showcase the best in new plant introductions from UK plant suppliers. Over the past seven years, the Awards have grown in prestige and are now seen as the place to find the next best-selling plant for your garden centre. Categories for 2019 are:

Annuals
Herbaceous Perennials
Houseplants
Trees and Conifers
Shrubs and Climbers

 

Who will succeed Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket® to become next year’s best in show?