Four new flowers shortlisted for Plant Of The Year 2022

Company: Thompson & Morgan

T&M is delighted to announce that all four of its new flower plant nominees for the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2022 award have been shortlisted for judging at the event:

- Azalea ‘Starstyle Pink’
- Salvia 'A Little Bit'
- Weigela ‘Magic Carpet’
- Geranium ‘Intense’

T&M's new introductions for 2022 include show-stopping, high-performing and breeding breakthrough varieties to inspire you!

This much sought-after award recognises innovation, appeal, excellence and impact in plant breeding, so T&M is proud to have all of its nominees shortlisted this year. The finalists and winners will be announced on 23rd May and T&M wishes the best of luck to its fellow shortlisted companies.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year Award 2022

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year award celebrates the new and exciting plants launched at the show. The prestige of winning is recognised worldwide and the show is the ideal global platform for the launch of new plants, which often go on to be bestsellers.
 
The judges will be looking for the winning criteria which will need to include all three of the following features:
 
Innovation
The plant must be genuinely new and offer significant benefits within those features. This will outweigh a new colour on an existing plant for example.
 
Appeal
Will the plant stand the test of time? It will need to sustain its popularity to secure a place with those of true significance.
 
Excellence and impact
Judges (and gardeners) will be looking for the “wow” factor.

The judging panel is comprised of industry experts with a wealth of knowledge and passion who come together, volunteering their time, to make the incredibly tough decision on the winning plant.

T&M's Shortlisted Plant of the Year Varieties

Azalea ‘Starstyle Pink’

Yes, this really is an Azalea! This distinctive little Azalea is delightfully different, fun and exciting, making it ideal for modern gardens.

The result of 23 years of breeding, Azalea ‘Starstyle Pink’ is a unique new variety with compact growth, profuse unusual flowers twice a year, plus highly decorative lush evergreen foliage. Height and spread: 50cm.
 

Weigela ‘Magic Carpet’

Weigela ‘Magic Carpet’ is the outstanding outcome of a 10-year breeding programme to produce compact plants with vivid foliage, plus an abundance of flowers. It will delight you with its pretty pink flowers and fabulous colour changing foliage. Height: 60cm. Spread: 46cm.
 

Geranium ‘Intense’

Geranium ‘Intense’ is a neon pink sensation! Intense by name, intense by nature, its non-fading, vivid pink blooms and extreme flower power will astound you!

This compact hardy perennial has the flower power to stand alongside annual summer bedding, while offering much more versatility and a longer season of interest. Height: 25cm. Spread: 50cm.

Salvia 'A Little Bit'

A seedling selection from a crossing of Salvia nemorosa and Salvia pratensis, Salvia ‘A Little Bit’ is a ravishing result - a compact and extremely hardy perennial with big, bold blooms.

These tidy plants boast a long flowering season, a wide range of garden uses and true winter hardiness making Salvia ‘A Little Bit’ ideal for gardeners looking to add impact to their planting schemes. Height: 25cm. Spread: 30cm.

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