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Graham Rice's New Plants Blog

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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  • Stunning new sunflowers

    Graham Rice on 09 Apr 2009 at 08:48 AM

    Sunflowers are fast becoming one of our most popular annuals - for borders, for cutting, for containers, for being big and beautiful, and for wildlife. At the forefront of the creation of new sunflower varieties is Norfolk breeder Peter Denney. Some of his varieties are available through the familiar... Read More...

  • Gorgeous new sunflower

    Graham Rice on 09 Jan 2009 at 07:35 AM

    In recent years new sunflowers have been appearing regularly. Some, especially the excellent pollen-free types like ‘Prado Red' and ‘Prado Gold' , were originally bred as top class cut flowers while some of the most dwarf types, including ‘Pacino' , have been created for containers. Many... Read More...