Consultant David Gilchrist said: "Polyanthus is an old favourite which has been enhanced by hybridisation giving an improved colour range and hardiness to the plant.
"It is very versatile and can be planted in borders and containers. The plants can brighten up any part of the garden and can be used in partially shaded spots as well."
The plant was nominated and by growers and retailers. The HTA’s 'plant of the month' campaign highlights the plants that are widely available and looking especially good each month.
Sale materials supporting the 'plant of the month' can be purchased through HTA partners Hortipak and Floramedia.