The Royal Horticultural Society has announced the winner of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year.
Out of 20 shortlisted plants, the winning plant is × Semponium 'Destiny' from Surreal Succulents, with second place going to Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ (Dreameria Series) from Stonebarn Landscapes and third place to Salvia Pink Amistad (‘Arggr17-011’) from Middleton Nurseries Ltd.
The competition is run each year to celebrate the work of breeders and nurseries in developing and growing new plants. The winners were selected by a panel of over 100 plant experts.
You can see the winning plants and all the finalists in the Great Pavilion at RHS Chelsea Flower Show from 24 to 28 May.
The shortlists plants are:
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.
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
Weigela MAGIC CARPET ('Tmwg18-06') (Prism Series) – Binny Plants
Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) ‘Purpleicious’ – Stonebarn Landscapes
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