New plants introduced onto the market at Chelsea Flower Show

Harkness Roses has launched the 'Natasha Richardson Rose', named after the late actress.

Lilium 'Firebolt by HW Hyde - image: HW
Lilium 'Firebolt by HW Hyde - image: HW

The rose costs £14.99 and it is available exclusively at Dobbies garden centres, raising money for the Make-A-Wish charity.

Ball Colegrave has produced Petunia 'Black Velvet' (Balpevac), a black variety of the plant that did not exist in the species before. It grows 20-30cm high with a spread of 30cm.

Nepenthes 'Princess', named in honour of HRH the Duchess of Cornwall, is available from Borneo Exotics. It is a hybrid bred from N. ventricosa and N. mira and grows to 1x1m.

Thompson & Morgan showed Begonia Apricot Fragrant Falls, ideal for hanging baskets, on The Sun's Class Gardens.

Plantagogo released Heucherella 'Brass Lantern', which has white frothy flowers in spring and summer and brassy-gold and red maple-shaped leaves turning olive and brown in winter. It grows 25cm high with a 40cm spread.

Darcy & Everest competed for the new plant award with Lewisia 'Little Mango', which joins 'Little Peach' and 'Little Plum' as new Lewisia longipetala colours in the company's range.

HW Hyde is promoting Lilium 'Firebolt', which is bred by Makbreeding. The flowers have strong stems growing to about 80cm tall.Cost is £7.50 for three bulbs.

Millais Nurseries is offering Rhododendron 'Rabatz' (Hachraba), raised by the late breeder Hans Hachman.

Kevock Garden Plants entered Saxifraga 'Anneka Hope', in the New Plant of the Year award on the nursery's debut appearance at the show. The plant has white flowers and red stems.

Last year's New Plant award winner Dibleys Nurseries competed with Streptocarpus 'Sioned', which flowers for 10 months of the year.

John Woods Nurseries showed Unicinia rubra 'Belinda's Find', a new sedge hardy to -10 degsC with all-year-round foliage.

The Wilstone Kadai Charcoal Maker has won the first RHS Chelsea Flower Show Product of the Year award. Entrants included Polanter's planter, CJ Wildlife's red mason bees, Bosch's cordless chainsaw and Burgon & Ball's Sophie Conran tools.

For more new plants see our PLANTS section and our Gallery of the PLANT OF THE YEAR FINALISTS


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