Agapanthus Black Jack wins RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2023 - VIDEO

The plant boasts big flower heads with black-purple striped blooms, vigorous growth and is striking in borders and containers.

Agapanthus "Black Jack' - credit: Fairweather's

It produces ten times more florets per flower head, providing a long flowering period. Bred by De Wet Breeders, exhibited by Sparsholt College and supplied by Thompson & Morgan.

Patrick Fairweather comments:


Rosa ELIZABETH ‘Ausmajesty’ by David Austin Roses. Pink, own breeding.

Rosa BRING ME SUNSHINE (‘Ausernie’) – David Austin Roses. Orange, own breeding.

Rosa LOYAL COMPANION (‘Beaqueen’) – Peter Beales Roses. Pink, own breeding.

Salvia PINK AMISTAD (‘Arggr17-011’) – Middleton Nurseries, Developed by Rolando Uria, a breeder from Argentina, Salvia PINK AMISTAD is a cousin of S.Amistad, which has sold over four million plants.

Salvia × sylvestris (‘A Little Bit’) – Middleton Nurseries. Entered by T&M.

Geranium × cantabrigiense Intense: Moore and Moore Plants. Entered by T&M.

Weigela MAGIC CARPET (Tmwg18-06) (Prism Series) – Binny Plants. Entered by T&M, bred by Charles Valin.

Geranium pratense ‘Storm Cloud’ – Sparsholt College, entered by Hillier. A new mildew resistant dark leaved Geranium bred by Ty Cwym in Wales with excellent disease resistance and a semi double blue flower.

Forsythia × intermedia ‘Discovery’ (syn. JOHN MITCHELL) – Sparsholt College-entered by Hillier, discovered by John Mitchell.

Iris FRAN’S GOLD (‘Jf1) – Burncoose Nurseries. Javado entered Iris Fran’s Gold, which is from Jim Clarke of Johnstown in County Kildare. Javado should have plants available from this autumn, first come first served and more next spring.

Aeonium ‘Jubilee’ – Ottershaw Cacti

× Semponium Diamond – Surreal Succulents
× Semponium Destiny – Surreal Succulents

Alstroemeria ‘June Ferelyth’ (Little Miss Series) – Alstroemeria Select/Parigo and bred by Alec White.

Dianthus (Allwoodii Group) ELECTRIC DREAMS (‘Wp22 Elecdr’) – London Fire Brigade. Bred in Devon. It has taken six years of breeding and three years of planning to bring these new plants to market. Launching with over one million plugs as an exclusive with retail partner B&Q.

Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ (Dreameria Series) – Stonebarn Landscapes. Plant Growers Australia Pty/Howard Bentley. Entered by Marshalls.

Echinacea EVOLUTION COLORIFIC (Balevoeen) – Stonebarn Landscapes. Entered by Marshalls.

Buddleja davidii LITTLE RUBY (Botex 006) (Butterfly Candy Series) – Stonebarn Landscapes. Entered by Marshalls.

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) ‘Purpleicious’ – Stonebarn Landscapes. Entered by Marshalls.

Azalea STARSTYLE PINK (Azaare) - Hare Spring Cottage Plants. A compact azalea entered by T&M.

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