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Salvia × sylvestris (‘A Little Bit’) – Middleton Nurseries Ltd, shortlisted for the RHS plant of the year award 2022
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Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2022 shortlist announced

Published: May 18, 2022 at 1:14 pm

Twenty new plants have been shortlisted for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year competition

The full shortlist for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year competition has been announced.

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Twenty new plants, developed in the last year by breeders and nurseries, have been chosen for the list, and all the shortlisted plants will go on display at the Great Pavilion throughout the Chelsea Flower Show this year.

The winning entry is selected by a panel of over 100 plant experts. The Plant of the Year winner has now been selected for 2022, head to our full story.

RHS / Luke MacGregor

The shortlisted entries this year include Rosa Elizabeth 'Ausmajesty' by David Austin Roses and Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Intense' by RHS Chelsea exhibitors Moore and Moore Plants.

Stonebarn Landscapes, which won last year's Plant of the Year, has three entries on the list this year including Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) ‘Purpleicious'.

The full shortlist is below.

RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2022 shortlist:

Iris FRAN’S GOLD (‘Jf1) – Burncoose Nurseries

Rosa BRING ME SUNSHINE (‘Ausernie’) – David Austin Roses Ltd.

Rosa ELIZABETH (‘Ausmajesty’) – David Austin Roses Ltd.

Salvia PINK AMISTAD (‘Arggr17-011’) – Middleton Nurseries Ltd.

Salvia × sylvestris (‘A Little Bit’) – Middleton Nurseries Ltd.

Salvia × sylvestris (‘A Little Bit’) – Middleton Nurseries Ltd, shortlisted for the RHS plant of the year award 2022
Salvia × sylvestris (‘A Little Bit’) – Middleton Nurseries Ltd, shortlisted for the RHS plant of the year award 2022

Aeonium ‘Jubilee’ – Ottershaw Cacti

Alstroemeria ‘June Ferelyth’ (Little Miss Series) – Alstroemeria Select

Rosa LOYAL COMPANION (‘Beaqueen’) – Peter Beales Roses

Forsythia × intermedia ‘Discovery’ (syn. JOHN MITCHELL) – Sparsholt College

Geranium pratense ‘Storm Cloud’ – Sparsholt College

Dianthus (Allwoodii Group) ELECTRIC DREAMS (‘Wp22 Elecdr’) – London Fire Brigade

Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ (Dreameria Series) – Stonebarn Landscapes

Heuchera ‘Alfie’ (Fox Series) - Plantagogo

Buddleja davidii LITTLE RUBY ('Botex 006') (Butterfly Candy Series) – Stonebarn Landscapes

× Semponium 'Diamond' – Surreal Succulents

× Semponium 'Destiny' – Surreal Succulents

Geranium × cantabrigiense 'Intense' – Moore and Moore Plants

Rhododendron STARSTYLE PINK ('Azaare01') - Hare Spring Cottage Plants

Rhododendron 'Starstyle Pink' shortlisted for RHS Plant of the Year competition
Rhododendron 'Starstyle Pink' shortlisted for RHS Plant of the Year competition

Weigela MAGIC CARPET ('Tmwg18-06') (Prism Series) – Binny Plants

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) ‘Purpleicious’ – Stonebarn Landscapes

The full shortlist for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year competition has been announced.

Twenty new plants, developed in the last year by breeders and nurseries, have been chosen for the list, and all the shortlisted plants will go on display at the Great Pavilion throughout the Chelsea Flower Show this year.

The winning entry is selected by a panel of over 100 plant experts. The Plant of the Year winner has now been selected for 2022, head to our full story.

RHS / Luke MacGregor

The shortlisted entries this year include Rosa Elizabeth 'Ausmajesty' by David Austin Roses and Geranium x cantabrigiense 'Intense' by RHS Chelsea exhibitors Moore and Moore Plants.

Stonebarn Landscapes, which won last year's Plant of the Year, has three entries on the list this year including Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) ‘Purpleicious'.

The full shortlist is below.

RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2022 shortlist:

Iris FRAN’S GOLD (‘Jf1) – Burncoose Nurseries

Rosa BRING ME SUNSHINE (‘Ausernie’) – David Austin Roses Ltd.

Rosa ELIZABETH (‘Ausmajesty’) – David Austin Roses Ltd.

Salvia PINK AMISTAD (‘Arggr17-011’) – Middleton Nurseries Ltd.

Salvia × sylvestris (‘A Little Bit’) – Middleton Nurseries Ltd.

Salvia × sylvestris (‘A Little Bit’) – Middleton Nurseries Ltd, shortlisted for the RHS plant of the year award 2022
Salvia × sylvestris (‘A Little Bit’) – Middleton Nurseries Ltd, shortlisted for the RHS plant of the year award 2022

Aeonium ‘Jubilee’ – Ottershaw Cacti

Alstroemeria ‘June Ferelyth’ (Little Miss Series) – Alstroemeria Select

Rosa LOYAL COMPANION (‘Beaqueen’) – Peter Beales Roses

Forsythia × intermedia ‘Discovery’ (syn. JOHN MITCHELL) – Sparsholt College

Geranium pratense ‘Storm Cloud’ – Sparsholt College

Dianthus (Allwoodii Group) ELECTRIC DREAMS (‘Wp22 Elecdr’) – London Fire Brigade

Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ (Dreameria Series) – Stonebarn Landscapes

Heuchera ‘Alfie’ (Fox Series) - Plantagogo

Buddleja davidii LITTLE RUBY ('Botex 006') (Butterfly Candy Series) – Stonebarn Landscapes

× Semponium 'Diamond' – Surreal Succulents

× Semponium 'Destiny' – Surreal Succulents

Geranium × cantabrigiense 'Intense' – Moore and Moore Plants

Rhododendron STARSTYLE PINK ('Azaare01') - Hare Spring Cottage Plants

Rhododendron 'Starstyle Pink' shortlisted for RHS Plant of the Year competition
Rhododendron 'Starstyle Pink' shortlisted for RHS Plant of the Year competition

Weigela MAGIC CARPET ('Tmwg18-06') (Prism Series) – Binny Plants

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Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) ‘Purpleicious’ – Stonebarn Landscapes

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Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London

Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London

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