RHS long list for Chelsea Flower Show plant of the year contest released

The RHS has released its Chelsea Flower Show plant of the year long list.

Celebrities feature with Hosta 'Andy Murray', Narcissus 'Georgie Boy' and Sarracenia 'Matt Johnson'.

The longlisted plants are as follows:

  • Aechmea 'Brazil' is from Deroose,
  • Trewidden has two Aeoniums,
  • T&M has Begonia Fragrant Falls 'Apricot Nectar',
  • Thorncroft has three clematis,
  • Penhow has Diascia 'Aurora Apricot' and Nemesia Pink Lagoon 'Penpink',
  • Hardy's is exhibiting Eryngium 'Neptune's Gold', Gaura 'Freefolk Rosy' and Troillus 'Dancing Flame',
  • Hillier has Gallardia 'Celebration', Hydrangea 'Miss Saori' and Weigela 'Mango',
  • Cayeux has three irises,
  • Downderry has three lavenders,
  • HW Hyde has three lilies,
  • Scotts is showing T&M's Petunia 'Black Night', Florist's Gerbera Garvinia 'Sweet Glow', Elsner's Pelargonium Bermuda series and Konst's Alstroemeria Inca Smile,
  • South West in Bloom is showing Burpee's Helianthus annuus 'Ms Mars', and Jim Myers' Tomato 'Indigo Rose',
  • Heucheraholics has Heuchera 'Pilley Pink',
  • Plantagogo has two heucheras,
  • David Austin has Rosa 'The Poet's Wife',
  • Kevock has Saxifraga 'Starlight',
  • Dibleys has Streptocarpus 'Supernova',
  • Ed Stofbergen has Tillandsia capitata 'Red Sensation',
  • Victorian Violas has three violas,
  • Brighter Blooms has two zantedeschia.

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