RHS People's Choice brand to support retail sales of seasonal plants

Syngenta's ‘Delta Midnight Sun’ pansy and Ball Colegrave's ‘Sorbet Pink Halo’ viola were chosen by the public as their favourite plants in a display of 5000 pansies and violas at RHS Wisley.

The display is part of a new initiative which has seen the RHS team up with the HTA, growers and breeders to promote seasonal plants and will lead to the creation of the RHS People's Choice brand.

The RHS created a display with a huge range of colours and varieties and invited the public to vote for their favourite.

RHS head of horticultural trials & relations Kylie Balmain said: "The strengthening relationship the RHS has with breeders and growers means we can work together to promote interesting plant groups to the one million people who visit RHS Wisley every year.

"We have been overwhelmed by the public interest in the display, and the bulging clouds of colour make us all feel great; there is also the fantastic role they play in providing a food source for pollinators.

"The interest from our visitors and the response from RHS staff confirm that these simple, happy and energetic plants have an important role to play in our gardens.

"With the continued support of the HTA and horticultural trade the RHS is planning a summer display at RHS Garden Wisley that will focus on Begonia, with the ambition of developing an ‘RHS People’s Choice’ brand to raise the profile of selected plant groups and more directly support retail sales of seasonal impact plants."

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next



Glossy leaves and fragrant flowers can provide welcome colour at bleaker times of the year, Miranda Kimberley finds.



These exotic plants are easy to grow and a great addition to any garden in pots, beds or borders, says Miranda Kimberley.



These elegant plants are ideal for gardens with a shady area and soil that will not dry out, notes Miranda Kimberley.

Opinion... Experience should not be undervalued

Opinion... Experience should not be undervalued

Opinion... Strategy needed to boost production

Opinion... Strategy needed to boost production

We face a great opportunity to increase the UK's production of nursery stock, but it will not be exploited without a strategic plan.

Opinion... quality shines out at industry events

Opinion... quality shines out at industry events

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Horticulture Week Top 70 Ornamentals nurseries

See our exclusive RANKING of ornamentals nurseries by annual turnover plus the FULL REPORT AND ANALYSIS

Tim Edwards

Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production

Read Tim Edwards

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world

Read more Peter Seabrook articles