Nursery exhibitors reveal RHS Chelsea Flower Show plans

Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants and Kelways have released details of their new introductions for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'
Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'

Hardy's is introducing Gaura lindheimeri 'Freefolk Rosy', Eryngium 'Neptune’s Gold' and Trollius 'Dancing Flame'.

The plants will be part of Hardy's Floral Pavilion display which will also include 12 yew trees  positioned at the end of two rills and forming an avenue down the path.

The breeder of ‘Neptune’s Gold is Neil Alcock, manager at Seiont Nursery. He developed Neptune's Gold in his own garden by breeding from other varieties of Eryngium zabelii. Some 4,000 of the plant will be available the week before the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
 
Hardy’s has also been growing the shade-loving plants for the under-planting of the oaks on Helen Elks-Smith’s garden for City of London Corporation and also for Perennial's Jo Thompson-designed garden.

The climate this year gives Hardy’s the opportunity to show some early summer plants such as Anchusa azurea 'Loddon Royalist'.

Meanwhile Dave Root at Kelways is preparing to show several new plants on his stand in the Floral Marquee.

New for 2014 will be a selection of intersectional hybrid peonies, which are a cross between tree peonies and herbaceous peonies.
 
Kelways can also confirm it is sourcing and growing the bigger plants and smaller perennials for Alan Titchmarsh’s Chelsea garden.

The plants will be available as bareroots for £50.

They include Peony 'Unique' and Peony 'Singing in the Rain'.


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