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Graham Rice Garden writer and plantsman Northamptonshire and Pennsylvania

Editor-in-Chief of the RHS Encyclopedia of Perennials; writer for a wide range of newspapers and magazines including The Garden and The Plantsman; member of the RHS Herbaceous Plant Committee and Floral Trials Committee; author of many books on plants and gardens.

  • Date Joined: 18 Oct 2006

New plants at Chelsea - the full list

Posted by Graham Rice on 23 May 2008 at 09:36 PM

This is my master list of the 94 plants (after the recent update) seen for the first time at Chelsea this year. This list is based on taking nurseries' word for it! So if they say it's new, then it's on this list. As I've already discusssed, some are not so very new at all! I've excluded a few, like the rare tree ferns on the Desert to Jungle exhibit, which are not expected to be on sale anytime soon. If you came across any more new plants at Chelsea, please let me know by posting a comment below. Thanks. (Sorry about the lack of italics for generic names - it takes so long to put them in!)

The RHS Chelsea website has (the final few are yet to appear) and I also did a piece on new Chelsea plants for the Daily Telegraph

I also did posts on Chelsea new plants here, here and here

UPDATE: A few nurseries showed new plants at Chelsea, but forgot to tell us in advance. So the list has been updated to take this other new plants.

Here's the full list: 

Allium ?jesdianum/?rosenbachianum ‘White Empress’ - Avon Bulbs
Alstroemeria ‘Cahors’ - Hillier Nurseries
Alstroemeria ‘Ceres’ - Hillier Nurseries
Alstroemeria ‘Douceur d’Automne’ - Hillier Nurseries
Alstroemeria ‘Saturn’ - Hillier Nurseries
Alstroemeria ‘Uranus’ - Hillier Nurseries
Amaranthus ‘Red Army’ - Thompson and Morgan
Begonia grandis subsp. sinensis  - Rhodes & Rockliffe
Begonia langeana - Rhodes & Rockliffe
Begonia masoniana var. maculata  - Rhodes & Rockliffe
Begonia 'Olivia' - Blackmore & Langdon
Cercidiphyllum japonicum ‘Pendulum’ - Burncoose Nurseries
Cercis canadensis Lavender Twist (‘Covey’) - Notcutts Garden Centres
Chamaelobivia ‘Lincoln Charm’  - Southfield Nurseries
Clematis ‘Jackmanii Purpurea’ - Sheila Chapman
Clematis 'Ken Pyne' - Sheila Chapman
Clematis ‘Morning Star’ - Sheila Chapman
Clematis Rebecca (‘Evipo016’) - Raymond J Evison Ltd
Cordyline australis ‘Firecracker’ - Hillier Nurseries
Corylus ‘Red Majestic’  - Burncoose Nurseries
Dianella ‘Margaret Pringle’ (Variegated) - Oak Tree Nursery
Dianella ‘Tas Red’ - Oak Tree Nursery
Dianella Emerald Arch - Oak Tree Nursery
Dianthus ‘Bailey’s Celebration’ (relaunch) - Whetman Pinks
Dianthus Fizzy  - Whetman Pinks
Dianthus Frilly - Whetman Pinks
Dianthus Passion (‘WP 07 Walburg’) - Whetman Pinks
Dianthus Rosebud - Whetman Pinks
Dianthus Sherbet - Whetman Pinks
Dianthus Starburst (‘WO 08 Yetis’) - Whetman Pinks
Dianthus Sugar Plum (‘WP 08 Ianthe’) - Whetman Pinks
Doritaenopsis 'Elegant Pearl' - Mcbean’s Orchids
Echinopsis ‘Lincoln Pride’ - Southfield Nurseries
Fuchsia 'Show Off' - Roualeyn Nurseries
Gaura ‘Rosyjane’ - Hardys Cottage Garden Plants
Heuchera ‘Georgia Peach’ - Hillier Nurseries
Hosta ‘Bishop George Bell' - Bowden Hostas
Hosta 'War Paint' - Bowden Hostas
Hydrangea macrophylla Endless Summer 'The Bride' - Notcutts Garden Centres
Iris ‘Ciel et Mer’ - Cayeux Iris
Iris ‘Grenade’ - Cayeux Iris
Iris ‘Irisades’ - Cayeux Iris
Iris ‘Jus d’Orange’    - Cayeux Iris
Iris 'Semiramis - Kewlays
Jarava (Stipa) ichu - Knoll Gardens    
Kalopanax septemlobus - Burncoose Nurseries
Lathyrus odoratus ‘Fields of Fire’ - Eagle Sweet Peas
Lathyrus odoratus ‘George Priestly - Matthewman Sweet Peas
Lathyrus odoratus ‘Henry Thomas’ - Eagle Sweet Peas
Lathyrus odoratus ‘Maestro’ - Eagle Sweet Peas
Lavandula stoechas ‘Night of Passion’ - Downderry Nursery
Lavandula stoechas ‘With Love’ - Downderry Nursery
Lavandula ‘Royal Velvet’ - Downderry Nursery
Lavandula ‘Thumbelina Leigh’ - Downderry Nursery
Libertia ixioides ‘Gold Leaf’ - Oak Tree Nursery
Lilium 'Anastasia' - Wilford Bulbs
Lilium ‘Kushi Maya'  - HW Hyde
Lilium 'Red Twin' - Harts Nursery
Lilium 'Robert Swanson - Wilford Bulbs
Lilium 'Scheherezade' - Wilford Bulbs
Lupinus ‘Beefeater’ - Westcountry Nurseries
Meryta sinclairi  - Burncoose Nurseries
Pelargonium ‘Cottenham Triumph’ - Brian & Pearl Sulman    
Pelargonium ‘Fenland Queen’ - Brian & Pearl Sulman    
Pelargonium ‘Miriam’ - Brian & Pearl Sulman    
Petunia Shock Wave Ivory - The Sun/Writtle College
Petunia Shock Wave Pink Shades - The Sun/Writtle College
Petunia Shock Wave Pink Vein) - The Sun/Writtle College
Petunia Shock Wave Purple - The Sun/Writtle College
Petunia Shock Wave Rose - The Sun/Writtle College
Polygala ‘Bibi Pink’ - Hillier Nurseries
Potato ‘Mayan Twilight’    - Thompson and Morgan
Rebutia ‘Bobby Dazzler’ - Southfield Nurseries
Rebutia ‘Leona’ - Southfield Nurseries
Rosa ‘Child of My Heart’ - Peter Beales Roses
Rosa ‘Keith Maughan’ - Peter Beales Roses
Rosa ‘Star of Britain’  - Hillier Nurseries Ltd
Rosa Golden Fanfare (‘Worbloom’) - R Harkness & Co Ltd
Rosa Sir John Betjeman (‘Ausvivid’) - David Austin Rose Garden
Rosa Wisley 2008 (‘Ausbreeze’) - David Austin Rose Garden
Rosa Young Lycidas (‘Ausvibrant’) - David Austin Rose Garden
Rubus - various Chinese species - National Rubus Collection/ Barry Clarke
Rubus ‘Rushbrook Redleaf’ - National Rubus Collection/ Barry Clarke
Salad mix ‘Bright ‘n’ Spicy’ - Thompson and Morgan
Shallot ‘Banana’ - Thompson and Morgan
Streptocarpus ‘Alissa’  - Dibleys Nurseries
Streptocarpus ‘Rebecca’  - Dibleys Nurseries
Streptocarpus ‘Targa’  - Dibleys Nurseries
Tulipa ‘Angel’s Wish’ - Blom’s Bulbs
Tulipa ‘Horizon’ - Blom’s Bulbs
Tulipa ‘Rem’s Favourite’    - Blom’s Bulbs
Tulipa ‘Silver Parrot’ - Blom’s Bulbs
Weinmannia trichosperma  - Burncoose Nurseries


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