The plant has nodding heads of a yellow/cream colouring and flowers from early to mid-summer with a second flush in September.
Clematis chiisanensis 'Amber' was bred by Marco de Wit in 2012 from parentage of G. 'Beech House Apricot' × G. chiloense 'Red Dragon'.
Second was Geum 'Scarlet Tempest' displayed by Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants.
Third was Calendula POWERDAISY SUNNY ('Kercalsun') (PowerDaisy Series) on display in Sun Flower Square. Breeder is Tim Kerley. The plan has bright yellow flowers on a spreading plant which is easy to grow in containers and borders.
See our gallery of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show new plant of the year finalists on Facebook.
Clematis chiisanensis was bred by Marco & Bianca de Wit.
The jury’s favourite was praised for its nodding heads of a unique yellow/cream colouring as well as the flowering from early to mid-summer with a second flush in September.
Reiner van Rijssen, owner of Plantipp, said: "We are still catching our breath from the 2014 edition of the Flower Show when Hydrangea MISS SAORI, bred by Ryoji Irie and managed by Plantipp, won the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year competition. Now we start all over again with AMBER. We are extremely proud of Marco and Bianca."
Plantipp’s Facebook page went through the roof when the word got out that Clematis AMBER won, he added.
Peter van Rijssen, representative of Plantipp, said "Our Plantipp Facebook page exploded when we released the news. So many congratulations and thumbs up for Marco and Bianca de Wit and their AMBER, it is unbelievable."
Meanwhile, 12 finalists competed for the title of RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2016. Entries were judged on a number of criteria, including innovation, functionality, visual appeal, quality, value for money and environmental sustainabilityThe winner was Hozelock - Cloud Controller. This mobile app, hub and remote tap unit allows gardeners to remotely set, pause and adjust garden watering schedules. It also keeps you informed about current conditions and changes of weather.
See more in this Friday's edition of HW.