Suffolk based National Collection Holder of Dianthus (Malmaison), Jim Marshall, will be launching the new cultivar ‘James Muir’ in the Plant Heritage marquee on 8 July when he will present a bouquet to the Countess of Wessex.
Marshall, who won a gold medal and best in marquee when he last displayed at Hampton Court in 2011 is making a return this year with a display that will depict an Edwardian florist shop.
He said: "It is a superb addition to my Collection as it’s a stronger pink than most of the other cultivars."
The Cultivar ‘James Muir’ has been named after Jim’s grandfather who lived in Edinburgh at a time when Malmaisons were very popular in Scotland. The Plant Heritage marquee, PH1 will be found in the Grow Zone next to the Floral Marquee.