New T&M Variety Shortlisted For RHS Chelsea Plant Of The Year Award 2024

Company: Thompson & Morgan

T&M is proud to announce that one of its new plant varieties has been shortlisted for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2024 award and will be judged at the event.

T&M's new introductions for 2024 include show-stopping, high-performing and breeding breakthrough varieties to inspire gardeners everywhere to grow something new.

Plant of the Year is a much sought-after award that recognises innovation, appeal, excellence and impact in plant breeding. T&M is proud that its plant introduction has been shortlisted this year, with the finalists and winner announced on Sunday 19th May.

The T&M team wishes the best of luck to its fellow shortlisted companies.

Mangave Mad about Mangave® 'Praying Hands' PBR

Exhibited by Stonebarn Landscapes and Gardeners Question Time, bred by Hans Hansen and introduced by Thompson & Morgan.

A delightfully different Mangave shape!

With dark-green, scale-like leaves curling upwards into the elegant form of an artichoke, ‘Praying Hands’ is an extraordinary departure from the star-shaped rosette you might expect! A maroon spike finishes each leaf with a flourish, converging at the top to form a pleasing point.

A revolution in plant breeding

A hybrid cross between an Agave and Manfreda, Mangave plants boast architectural qualities on much faster-growing, hardier and fuller plants.

Grow indoors or outdoors

A striking succulent specimen plant, Mangave is a half-hardy perennial, hardy to -5 ºC and drought tolerant, requiring little water to thrive as a fabulous focal point in milder UK gardens. In colder and wetter areas Mangave ‘Praying Hands’ would be best grown in containers and moved into frost-free and drier conditions over the winter months.

Height: 20cm (8in). Spread: 35cm (14in).

This plant will be available to view on the RHS Experience stand.

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