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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

National Plant Show - all the New Plant Awards

Posted by Graham Rice on 30 Jun 2010 at 07:17 PM

NemesiaSugarFrosted4486HTA The first National Plant Show has just closed at Stoneleigh Park near Coventry. This show is geared towards professional plantspeople but we’re all interested in the New Plant Awards. Time to wrap up the coverage.

I ran through the Gold Medal winners late yesterday and highlighted the Best in Show earlier yesterday. So let’s have a quick recap and then look at the Silver and Bronze awards.

Best in show
Begonia 'Glowing Embers'

Gold Medals
Begonia 'Glowing Embers'
Clematis Guiding Promise™ (‘Evipo053)
Coprosma ‘Tequila Sunrise’
Nemesia ‘Blueberry Ripple’
Nemesia ‘Framboise’

Silver Medals
Gazania ‘Apache’ Large plants and large flowers which are red with yellow petal tips LeucanthemumRealGalaxy4541HTA
Hydrangea ‘Endless Summer Twist ‘n’ Shout’ The latest in the repeat flowering series
Hydrangea paniculata ‘Bombshell’ Greenish white flowers on compact plants
Leucanthemum ‘Real Galaxy’ (Right, click to enlarge) Large eyed flowers with a mass of frilly creamy petals
Nemesia ‘Vanilla Lady’, Prolific, white and heavily vanilla scented
Rosa ‘Joie de Vivre’ Rose of the Year, neat, compact, prolific, disease resistant

Bronze Medals
Coprosma ‘Pacific Sunset’, glossy bronze foliage with a red centre
Gerbera Garvinea Series, Very hardy gerberas for the open garden
Geum ‘Totally Tangerine’ Very long flowering with soft orange flowers
NemesiaMirabelle4563HTA Nemesia ‘Mirabelle’ (Left, click to enlarge) Slightly smoky blue purple flowers in great numbers
Nemesia ‘Sugar Frosted’ (Top, click to enlarge) Misty pink flowers and very brightly variegated leaves
Salvia eigii ‘Christopher Fairweather’ Vivid pink hooked flowers on vertical stems
Sambucus nigra
‘Black Tower’ very upright with almost black leaves

Book next year's National Plant Show in your diary - 28 and 29 September 2011.

[Cross posted from my Transatlantic Plantsman blog]



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