Verbena ‘Margaret’s Memory’ Becomes Chelsea Finalist!

Company: Kernock Park Plants

Verbena ‘Margaret’s Memory’ will not be easily forgotten after being named as a finalist in the Chelsea plant of the year awards and getting some special attention and publicity on the Sun’s Pyramid stand in the Floral Pavilion.

Countess Sophie accepted a gift of Verbena ‘Margaret’s Memory’ from RHS Hyde Hall Gardener Molli Christman on the Monday Evening Royal visit to Chelsea Flower Show 2021. Molli was told the Wessex’s had just the place for it in their garden!


Rachel de Thame chose Verbena ‘Margaret’s Memory’ as one of her top five new plants on the BBC 2 Chelsea Show that aired Friday Evening 24th September 2021. A cheque for £7,960 from royalties raised, up to the end of June 2021, was presented to The Alzheimer’s Society at the Show.

Christine and Robin Grant with Verbena ‘Margaret’s Memory’ that they found as a sport on Verbena ‘Seabrook’s Lavender’. It occurred among plants on their Cowes, Isle of Wight nursery and, taking advice from Rob Hardy, took this rooted mutation to Graham Spencer and the rest as they say.....

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