Best in Show at the New Plant Awards announced

Company: HTA
  • Allium Lavender Bubbles ( Fairweathers)
  • Polemonium Golden Feathers (Allensmore Nurseries Ltd)

Allium 'Lavender Bubbles' from Fairweather’s Nursery ' crowned Best in Show at the New Plant Awards, also winning Best in Category for Herbaceous Perennials. Polemonium 'Golden Feathers'​ from Allensmore Nurseries Ltd wins the Visitor Vote, supported by Floramedia.
The announcement was made on a special HTA Webinar this morning (Tuesday), with the judges commenting: “Allium Lavender Bubbles ticks lots of boxes; fantastic colour, great height, beautiful twist in the leaf, will look full and compact in the pot and has a solid amount of flower power. It has a delightful name that will really help to market it and become a retail success.”

This year there were 93 New Plants entered into the awards (all of which can be viewed here). The top 10 entries were put forward for the Visitor Vote, supported by Floramedia, which saw Polemonium 'Golden Feathers'​ from Allensmore Nurseries Ltdcome out on top.

This year’s judging panel include Laura Jackson, Swarkestone Nursery, Andy Smith, The Klondyke Group, Jane Moore, Garden Media Guild and Chris Young, RHS Editor at Large with HTA’s Horticulture Manager Pippa Greenwood and Director of Operations Martin Simmons overseeing.

Many thanks to Floramedia who supported the Visitor Vote and Joy of Plants who verified all entries.

Annuals

  • Dahlia 'Happy Days Halo', Allensmore Nurseries Ltd. - Gold / Best in Category
  • Rudbeckai hirta Enchanted Flame, Farplants - Gold
  • Calibrachoa hybrida Cabaret® Good Night Kiss ('Balcabooni'), Ball Colegrave - Gold
  • Gerbera Patio Volcanoes, Ball Colegrave - Silver
  • Rudbeckia hirta Enchanted Velvet Flame, Farplants Sales Ltd - Silver
  • Rudbeckia hirta Enchanted Starfire, Farplants Sales Ltd - Silver
  • Dahlia Labella® Grande Red-White (P), Javado UK - Silver
  • Bidens ‘Tiger bee’, Kernock Park Plants - Silver
  • Pelargonium interspecific Mojo Cranberry Splash, SyngentaFlowers - Silver
  • Rudbeckia hirta Enchanted Embers, Farplants Sales Ltd - Bronze
  • Pelargonium interspecific Mojo Dark Red, SyngentaFlowers - Bronze
  • Pelargonium zonale Rosebud Astrid, SyngentaFlowers – Bronze

Houseplants

  • Spathiphyllum Jet 'Diamond', Javado UK - Gold / Best in Category
  • Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Mozaic Tweed , Javado UK - Silver
  • Orchidaceae Phalaenopsis OP0021, Javado UK - Bronze
  • Tradescantia sweetness, Javado UK - Bronze
  • Peperomia burbella, Javado UK - Bronze

Herbaceous Perennials

  • Allium Lavender Bubbles, Fairweathers - Gold / Best in Category / Best in Show
  • Sedum Sunsparkler® 'Dream Dazzler', Newey Ltd – Gold
  • Polemonium 'Golden Feathers' , Allensmore Nurseries Ltd. - Gold
  • Agapanthus praecox 'Thunder Storm™, Newey Ltd - Silver
  • Salvia Animo, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Silver
  • Salvia guarantica 'Pink Amistad', Newey Ltd - Silver
  • Geranium pratense ‘Storm Cloud’, Kernock Park Plants - Silver
  • Agapanthus Neverland, Fairweathers - Bronze
  • Digitalis Lucas Light Pink, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company - Bronze
  • Salvia greggii 'Angel Wings', Kernock Park Plants / Newey Ltd - Bronze
  • Delosperma Wheels of Wonder Hot Red , Newey Ltd - Bronze
  • Salvia splendens ‘Flamingo’, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company - Bronze
  • Delosperma cooperi 'Ice Cream™', Ball Colegrave - Bronze
  • Rhodanthemum 'Zagora Yellow', Allensmore Nurseries Ltd/Ball Colegrave - Bronze
  • Rhodanthemum 'Zagora Pink', Allensmore Nurseries Ltd/Ball Colegrave - Bronze
  • Rhodanthemum 'Zagora Orange', Allensmore Nurseries Ltd/Ball Colegrave - Bronze
  • Geum 'Samba Sunset', Newey Ltd - Bronze
  • Delosperma cooperi 'Ice Cream™ Swirl' , Ball Colegrave - Bronze

Shrubs & Climbers

  • Hydrangea paniculata Little Spooky, Newey Ltd – Gold / Best in Category
  • Acer palmatum ‘Cascade Ruby’ pbr, Javado UK - Gold
  • Parahebe ‘Pink Delight’ , The Bransford Webbs Plant Company - Silver
  • Jasminium x stephanense Starry Starry 'Summer Scent', Newey Ltd - Silver
  • Weigela x hybrid Prism™ Magic Carpet, Newey Ltd - Silver
  • Acer palmatum ‘Cascade Citrine’ pbr, Javado UK – Silver
  • Rose ‘Onward and Upward’ (Chewlittlelaura), The Bransford Webbs Plant Company - Bronze
  • Lavandula angustifolia Blue Jeans, Farplants Sales Ltd - Bronze
  • Sollya heterophylla Ultra Blue, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Bronze
  • Nandina domestica 'Red Light', BALL COLEGRAVE LTD - Bronze
  • Cornus alba Miracle ('Verpaalen2'PBR), Javado UK - Bronze
  • Hydrangea serrata Flair & Flavours® Blue Sprinkles ('SMNHSDD'), The Bransford Webbs Plant Company – Bronze
  • Hydrangea serrata Flair & Flavours® Pink Sweethearts ('SMNHSDD'), The Bransford Webbs Plant Company - Bronze
  • Rose ‘Little Bronze’ (Chewlittlebronze), The Bransford Webbs Plant Company - Bronze
  • Abelia x grandiflora Raspberry Profusion, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Bronze
  • Berberis thunbergii Orange Ice, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Bronze
  • Vitex agnus-castus Pink Pinnacle, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Bronze

Trees & Conifers

  • Cercis canadensis ‘Eternal Flame®’, Frank P Matthews Ltd - Gold / Best in Category
  • Prunus Anouck, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Gold
  • Magnolia wilsonii EILEEN BAINES ‘Richgain’, Frank P Matthews Ltd - Silver
  • Pear communis ‘Giant Conference’ (Conference Moors® EU pending 4057222), Frank P Matthews Ltd - Silver
  • Prunus Kalmthout Beauty, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Bronze
  • Malus domestica ‘Bladon Pippin™’, Frank P Matthews Ltd - Bronze
  • Betula utilis ‘Cinnamon’, Frank P Matthews Ltd - Bronze
  • Prunus Pink Beauty, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Bronze

 

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