'Dancing Flame' eyes top sales spot

Darby Nursery Stock and Fairweather's Nursery win top honours at the New Plant Awards at HTA National Plant Show.

Trollius ‘Dancing Flame’
Trollius ‘Dancing Flame’

Trollius 'Dancing Flame' from Darby Nursery Stock and Fairweather's Nursery is set to be a top seller in garden centres after being crowned best in show at the HTA National Plant Show earlier this week. Hydrangea 'Miss Saori' came second.

Trollius 'Dancing Flame' has bright orange open flowers and sturdy upright stems and is suited to moist good soil in a sun or part shade position. It is more floriforus than other varieties and also re-blooms throughout the season.

Judging panel member HTA president Stan Green said: "Trollius 'Dancing Flame' has great appeal with its vibrant colour, dramatic flowers and upright form making it a fantastic plant for any herbaceous border. It has a real 'wow factor' and I am sure will be a popular choice for garden centre customers next year."

The winners in full:

Annuals

- Gold and Best in Category - Impatiens SunPatiens 'Electric Orange' - Earley Ornamentals

- Gold - Dianthus Suntory 'Pink' - Channel Island Plants (UK)

- Gold - Petunia Happy Magic Mini 'Double Black' - Channel Island Plants

- Silver - Calibrachoa Minifamous 'Double Soft Pink' - Pentland Plants

- Silver - Pelargonium grandiflorum 'Bermuda Soft Pink' - Eagle Plants

- Bronze - Begonia F1 'Majestic Sunrise' - Ball Colegrave

Herbaceous Perennials

- Gold and Best in Category - Trollius 'Dancing Flame' - Darby Nursery Stock and Fairweathers

- Silver - Dianthus 'Twinkle Star' - Whetman Pinks and Lovania Nurseries

- Silver - Rodgersia 'Bronze Peacock' - Kernock Park

- Bronze - Eryngium x zabelli 'Neptunes Gold' - Lovania Nurseries and Seiont Nurseries

- Bronze - Rhodoxis - Eagle Plants

Houseplants

- Gold and Best in Category - Phalaenopsis 'Japanese Cascade' - Garden Centre Fresh

- Silver - Phalaenopsis '1072' - Javado UK

- Bronze - Euphorbia Monadenium - Javado UK

Shrubs and Climbers

- Gold and Best in Category - Hydrangea 'Miss Saori' - Javado UK

- Silver - Hydrangea 'Black Diamond' series 'Baroque Angel' - Profitplant (Batchmere)

- Bronze - Clematis Prince George - New Leaf Plants

- Bronze - Starlet Roses 'Carmen' - Burston Nurseries

- Bronze - The Poet's Wife (Auswhisper) - David Austin Roses

Trees and Conifers

- Gold and Best in Category - Mini Cherry 'Cinderella' - Blackmoor Nurseries

- Bronze - Acer 'Going Green' - Garden Centre Fresh


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