Chelsea Plant of the Year contenders announced

Thirty-six new plants are in the running to be named the RHS Chelsea 2015 Plant of the Year.

Blechnum brasiliense ERUPTION  ('Alceru').   Image: Supplied
Blechnum brasiliense ERUPTION ('Alceru'). Image: Supplied

A shortlist will be released on 17 May and judges will decide the winner on 18 May.


Avon Bulbs LtdCamassia leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii (Caerulea Group) 'Maybelle' from Gebroeders Hulsebosch BV 

Birmingham City CouncilGerbera GARVINEA SWEET SURPRISE ('Garsurprise') (Garvinea Sweet Series), from Florist Holland BV

Bowden HostasBlechnum brasiliense ERUPTION (‘Alceru’) from Neil Alcock ­­

Burncoose NurseriesViburnum plicatum f. tomentosum KILIMANJARO SUNRISE (‘Jww5’) from Jan Willem Wezelenburg

Cayeux IrisIris ‘Ma Véronique’, Iris ‘Poivre Rouge’ & Iris ‘Prince Eugène’, all from Richard Cayeux

Dibleys NurseriesStreptocarpus ‘Polka-Dot Purple’ from Lynne Dibley

Dysons NurseriesSalvia ‘Love and Wishes’ from John Fisher

Every Picture Tells a StoryAechmea ‘Pepita Elegant Flames’ from Meewisse, Netherlands, and  Neoregelia carolinae ‘Deroose’s Medusa’ from Deroose Nursery, Belgium

Hardy’s Cottage Garden PlantsAntirrhinum PRETTY IN PINK (‘Pmoore07’) from Peter Moore, Pyracantha ‘Golden Paradise’ from Andrew & Diana Parker, and Rehmannia WALBERTON’S MAGIC DRAGON (‘Walremadra’) from David Tristram, Walberton Plants Ltd

Harkness RosesRosa SUSIE (‘Harwhistle) from Harkness Roses

H W HydeLilium ‘Twyford’ from Vletter & Den Haan

Kevock Garden PlantsPrimula x anisodoxa ‘Kevock Surprise’ from David Rankin

National Dahlia CollectionAnigozanthus ‘Pink Pearl’ from Millennium Plants Cornwall

Peter Beales RosesRosa STAMFORD’S SANCTUARY (‘Beajealous’) from Peter Beales Roses

Pheasant Acre Plants Gladiolus ‘Prima Verde’ from Cathy Osselton

PlantagogoHeuchera  ‘Silver Celebration’ (Fox Series) and Tiarella  ‘Angel Wings’ (Fox Series), both from Richard & Vicky Fox

Scotts Miracle Gro Begonia ‘Garden Angel Blush’ (Garden Angel Series), Cosmos bipinnatus CUPCAKES, mixed, Fuchsia ‘Pink Fizz’ and Raspberry RUBY BEAUTY (‘Nr7’), all from Thompson & Morgan, and Calendula WINTER WONDERS BANANA BLIZZARD ‘2012357D’ (Winter Wonders Series) from FlorSaika

Thorncroft ClematisClematis ‘Innocent Glance’ and Clematis ‘Stefan Franczak’, both from Dr Szczepan Marczynski

Trewidden NurseryRestio tetraphyllus ‘Cornish Gold’ (syn. Baloskion tetraphyllum ‘Cornish Gold’)

Victorian ViolasViola ‘Frilly Dilly’, Viola ‘Queenie’ and Viola ‘Violette’, all from Victorian Violas

Whetman PinksDianthus (Allwoodii Group) CHERRY DAIQUIRI ‘Wp15 Pie42’ (Cocktails Series), Dianthus (Allwoodii Group) SHIRLEY TEMPLE ‘Wp15 Pie44’ (Cocktails Series) and Dianthus (Allwoodii Group) TEQUILA SUNRISE ‘Wp15 Pie45’ (Cocktails Series), all from Whetman Pinks


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