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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

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The new RHS Plantfinder is out today

Posted by Graham Rice on 11 Apr 2012 at 12:40 PM

Echinacea 'Daydream': new in the 2012 RHS Plantfinder. Image ©Terra Nova NurseriesOne of the most exciting days in the gardening year is upon us – the new RHS Plantfinder is out today. This – need I remind you – is a book that serves two invaluable purposes. It reveals where to buy almost 70,000 different plants, and it also serves as a record of the correct names for them all.

This year the RHS Plantfinder contains an amazing 67,603 different plants, with suppliers from 541 nurseries listed for every one. In fact there are nearly 74,000 names included as all the synonyms are cross referenced. This year there are 3,380 new plants included.

There are forty five new clematis included this year, twenty nine new echinaceas (including ‘Daydream’, above click to enlarge), thirty seven new hardy geraniums, eighty four new hostas and sixty nine new roses. There are too many new hemerocallis to count!

I noted the most popular new entries in my recent post. Check back here regularly over the next few weeks as I’ll be giving you more details about all the top plants that are new to this year’s RHS Plantfinder.

You can order the 2012-2013 RHS Plant Finder now.


Anonymous said:

Hi Graham.

I noted that the plantfinder was on sale at the Westminster show this week. Never thought to ask.  Does it still come with a CD?


Mike Allen

on 13 Apr 2012 at 09:11 PM

Graham Rice said:

No Mike, the Plantfinder does not come with a CD. But it is also available online at:

on 13 Apr 2012 at 11:34 PM