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A guide to new species and cultivars of plants and crops launched and newly available on the market

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Rose of the year 2019 is Starlight Symphony

Rose of the year 2019 is Starlight Symphony

Rose of the Year Award 2019 is Rosa 'Starlight Symphony' from Harkness Roses.

Ornamentals trade body chooses osteospermum variety as plant of the year

Ornamentals trade body chooses osteospermum variety as plant of the year

Fleuroselect, the international ornamental plants association, has awarded its FleuroStar Award to Osteospermum ecklonis 'Purple Sun' from Selecta one at the Dutch/German plant trials event.

Hydrangea paniculata 'Breg14' voted best novelty at Garden Trials and Trade 2018

Hydrangea paniculata 'Breg14' voted best novelty at Garden Trials and Trade 2018

The plant was submitted by Breedersplants VOF, Gouda at the new Dutch trade show.

Clematis 'Tranquilite' (Raymond Evison)

Clematis 'Tranquilite' (Raymond Evison)

A plant named to acknowledge the wonderful care that people receive at Les Bourgs Hospice in Guernsey.

Acer palmatum 'Metamorphosis' (Burncoose)

Acer palmatum 'Metamorphosis' (Burncoose)

The distinct yellow leaf in spring sets METAMORPHOSA apart.

Thompson & Morgan hydrangea first in RHS Chelsea Flower Show plant of the year

Thompson & Morgan hydrangea first in RHS Chelsea Flower Show plant of the year

Hydrangea hybrid Runaway Bride 'Snow White' has today been awarded RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year to top a trio of commercial launches in the top three places.


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Hydrangea hybrid 'Runaway Bride'

Hydrangea hybrid 'Runaway Bride'

Ushio Sakazaki came upon a remote Asian species of Hydrangea in the wild, and crossed this with the well-known Hydrangea macrophylla.

Phormium 'Blondie' (HTA/Wyevale Nurseries)

Phormium 'Blondie' (HTA/Wyevale Nurseries)

This new cultivar is a sport selection that was spotted in a crop of Phormium subsp. hookeri 'Cream Delight' in Tauranga, New Zealand back in 2011.

Salvia 'Kisses and Wishes' (Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants)

Salvia 'Kisses and Wishes' (Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants)

This was discovered as a mutation from Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' by Sarah Jane Knott of Southwater.

Polemonium 'Kaleidoscope'  (Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants)

Polemonium 'Kaleidoscope' (Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants)

Hardy perennial, flowering spring to early summer.

Zantedeschia 'Flirt' (Brighter Blooms)

Zantedeschia 'Flirt' (Brighter Blooms)

Zantedeschia 'Flirt' was bred in New Zealand by Andrew Wearmouth.

Tomato 'Shimmer' (Pennard Plants)

Tomato 'Shimmer' (Pennard Plants)

A red, gold and green striped plum tomato with exceptional taste and high levels of lycopene.

Viola 'Bridie' (Victorian Violas)

Viola 'Bridie' (Victorian Violas)

This unique scented viola has attractive frilled, pale primrose petals edged with violet and offers versatility for planting on the patio or in the garden.

Pepper 'Lemon Dream'

Pepper 'Lemon Dream'

A companion plant to 'Tangerine Dream' but more compact.

Hydrangea 'Gold Rush' (Hillier)

Hydrangea 'Gold Rush' (Hillier)

A handsome plant as a subspecies with the added season of interest being the large, velvety, flame orange spring leaves that mature to strong golden-yellow early summer.

Clematis 'Sarah Elizabeth' (Raymond Evison)

Clematis 'Sarah Elizabeth' (Raymond Evison)

This is a breakthrough as far as pink flowered clematis go.

Powerdaisy Tango (HTA/Kerley)

Powerdaisy Tango (HTA/Kerley)

The first orange Calendula that flowers all season.

Dahlia Lubega Tricolour (Thompson & Morgan)

Dahlia Lubega Tricolour (Thompson & Morgan)

Representing a major colour breakthrough as the red, yellow and white areas on the petals give blooms an ever-changing appearance through the flowering period.

Garvinea Gerbera Sweet Sunset

Garvinea Gerbera Sweet Sunset

The first bicolour cultivar in this series and the benchmark for the future.

Isotoma axillaris 'Fizz n'Pop Glowing Purple'

Isotoma axillaris 'Fizz n'Pop Glowing Purple'

Isotoma axillaris 'Fizz n'Pop Glowing Purple' is the largest flowered Isotoma with the deepest unfading purple flowers to date.

Sunbelievable ''Brown Eyed Girl'

Sunbelievable ''Brown Eyed Girl'

The first cutting raised annual sunflower to reliably bloom without stopping for 6 months.

Rosa EMILY BRONTË ('Ausearnshaw')

Rosa EMILY BRONTË ('Ausearnshaw')

David Austin was asked by The Brontë Society to name this rose to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of the esteemed novelist, Emily Brontë.

Malus toringo 'Aros'

Malus toringo 'Aros'

Malus toringo 'Aros' was bred in Denmark by Karsten Jensen, a passionate and knowledgeable plantsman and nurseryman.

Eryngium 'Blue Waves'

Eryngium 'Blue Waves'

Eryngium 'Blue Waves' has big showy bracts in scale with stem height.

Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Sunrise'

Berberis thunbergii 'Orange Sunrise'

Berberis 'Orange Sunrise' is a new deciduous shrub with an upright habit.

Fargesia murieliae 'Luca'

Fargesia murieliae 'Luca'

'Luca' is an easy to maintain, compact and evergreen Bamboo.

'Prince Louis' clematis

'Prince Louis' clematis

New Leaf Clematis' Andy Jeanes said the Evesham climber specialist will have a royal theme in half of its six clematis launches at the HTA National Plant Show on 19-20 June.

Salvia 'Rhythm & Blues' (Bodacious Series)

Salvia 'Rhythm & Blues' (Bodacious Series)

Bred by Kermit Carter, specialist Salvia breeder, using S. guarantica as a parent.

Gaillardia 'Apricot Honey'

Gaillardia 'Apricot Honey'

Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants will be unveiling two new herbaceous perennial plants on their stand in the Great Pavilion at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year.

Polemonium yezoense 'Kaleidoscope'

Polemonium yezoense 'Kaleidoscope'

Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants will be unveiling two new herbaceous perennial plants on their stand in the Great Pavilion at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year.

Actinidia arguta 'Issai'

Actinidia arguta 'Issai'

Actinidia arguta 'Issai' from DV Plant of Belgium is a self-pollinating kiwi vine which flowers in May and June, producing creamy white blooms. It fruits in September.

Fargesia Murielae 'Elias'

Fargesia Murielae 'Elias'

Fargesia Murielae 'Elias' is a bamboo which grows to between 50 and 60 cm high and up to one metre wide, from Dutch Grower New Plants.

Chaenomeles Speciosa 'Pink Storm'

Chaenomeles Speciosa 'Pink Storm'

This Japanese flowering quince impressed the jury with its show of intense pink blooms early in the season.

'Prince William' clematis

'Prince William' clematis

Thorncroft Clematis are introducing a new clematis bred on the nursery of J van Zoest nursery in Holland at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where their exhibit will have a royal theme.

Begonia Pink Gin

Begonia Pink Gin

A bushy, upright variety with silver/pink shimmering leaves.

Begonia Pink Spirit

Begonia Pink Spirit

A compact variety with small, spiral leaves.