Adenophera White Blaze voted most popular by visitors at HTA National Plant Show

Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show voted Adenophera White Blaze from Darby Nursery Stock and Fairweather's Nursery as Best in Show.

Adenophera White Blaze (centre) with judge Marcus Cousins
Adenophera White Blaze (centre) with judge Marcus Cousins

The tall flower spikes of the plant are covered in masses of white hanging bells throughout summer due to its long flowering period.  The cottage garden plant is "hardy and very easy to grow" its exhibitors said. 

The Visitor Vote award is sponsored by Floramedia.

Full Visitor Vote results were:

Best in Show – Adenophera White Blaze from Darby Nursery Stock and Fairweather’s Nursery

Best Shrub & Climber –  Hovaria 'Elleair Anniversary' from Javado

Best Annual – Silene hybrid 'SI 11 04-61 Sparkling Rose from Kernock Park Plants

Best Herbaceous Perennial – Adenophera White Blaze from Darby Nursery Stock and Fairweather’s Nursery

Best Houseplant – Cambria Renaissance Grandeur from Javado

Best Tree and Conifer – Malus siebildii Aros from Frank P. Matthews

Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show also voted for their most inspiring retails stands and concepts at the events.

The winner of the Planting the Seed Award, which highlights stand displays that capture the imagination, provide clear information and attract attention was:

ProfitPlant for their Bohemian room setting complete with tapestry carpets and a rocking chair. This stand provided lots of opportunity to display plants at different heights and the plant labelling encouraged visitors to use their senses.

In second place were Allensmore Nurseries for their bright and breezy nautical themed display complete with boat, beach hut, crates, fishing nets and pebbles.

In third place were The Bransford Webbs Plant Company who used paint as the inspiration for their display. Their Hellebore Collection was cleverly branded on paint tins, with accompanying painting accessories and staff kitted out with aprons.

New for 2017 was Best Plant Concept for Retail award, sponsored by Elho – again voted for by visitors. The winner of this award was the Plantbutler plastic cover pot and Water Wick from Javado. This easy-care watering system for houseplants comes with 6 attractive pot designs and colours to suit all homes or styles.

Runner up – Proven Winners – joint entry from Kernock Park Plants and The Bransford Webbs Plant Company.  Proven Winners is an inspirational brand that also aims to give consumers ideas that they can achieve at home to create a beautiful garden with ‘Pot Art’ concept which are easy to follow planting recipes along with inspirational seasonal ideas books, planting advice, videos and articles on their website and social pages.


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