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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

Chelsea Plant Of The Year - Where to buy the contenders

Posted by Graham Rice on 25 May 2013 at 10:05 PM

Clematis 'Kaiser', shortlisted for the 2013 Chelsea Plant Of The Year Award. Image ©Julian Weigall/RHSLast time I told you about the winner and the two runners up for the  Chelsea Plant of The Year 2013. This time, I’m going to set out where you can buy all twenty of the shortlisted plants, or who will be selling them when they become available. These are twenty of the best new plants around, and all are well worth trying.

Chelsea Plant of the Year 2013
Mahonia eurybracteata subsp. ganpinensis 'Soft Caress'
Crocus
Gardening Express

Chelsea Plant of the Year 2013 Runners-Up
Clematis 'Lemon Dream'
Thorncroft Clematis

Tropaeolum 'Fruit Salad'
Thompson & Morgan

Chelsea Plant of the Year 2013 Shortlised Plants
Aeonium 'Poldark'
Trewidden Nursery (available to order in June 2013)

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives) 'Cha Cha'
Suttons

Billbergia 'Hallelujah'
Every Picture (not available to order at the time of writing)

Clematis 'Kaiser' (top, click to enlarge)
Thorncroft Clematis

Diascia Sundiascia Rose Pink
Dobies
Hayloft Plants
Suttons
Unwins

Heuchera 'Thomas' (Fox Series)
Plantagogo (not available to order at the time of writing)

Lathyrus odoratus 'Chelsea Centenary'
Mr Fothergills

Lavandula angustifolia Platinum Blonde ('Momparler')
Gardening Express

Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic', shortlisted for the 2013 Chelsea Plant Of The Year Award. Image ©Julian Weigall/RHSLeucanthemum x superbum 'Real Neat'
Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants
Simply Seeds and Plants

Lilium 'Sweet Desire'
H W Hyde & Son (not available to order at the time of writing)

Lilium 'Zirconia'
H W Hyde & Son (not available to order at the time of writing)

Lupinus nanus 'Snow Pixie'
Not yet available

Nepeta grandiflora 'Summer Magic' (right, click to enlarge)
Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants

Rosa Dunham Massey ('Beajelly')
Peter Beales Roses

Strawberry 'Malling Centenary'
DT Brown
Marshalls
Thompson & Morgan

Streptocarpus 'Harlequin Damsel'
Dibleys Nurseries

Viola 'Windmill'
Victorian Violas (not available to order at the time of writing)
 

 

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