Kilimanjaro Sunrise 2015 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year

rhs chelsea app logoRHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments, 19-23 May

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘KILIMANJARO SUNRISE’ a striking, easy Japanese snowball exhibited at the show by Burncoose Nurseries, has been crowned winner of the 2015 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year.

The winner was selected for its white flowers which flush with pink as the season progresses, followed by red berries and then colourful autumn foliage, giving it year-round appeal. It was also an exemplary specimen beautifully presented for the competition. Taking second place was Streptocarpus ‘Polka-Dot Purple’ from Dibleys Nurseries, while Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’ from Dysons Nurseries, came in at third place. The votes were cast by members of the RHS specialist plant committees and voting was chaired by RHS Council member Dougal Phillips.

The RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year was created to recognise the most inspiring new plant at the show. A shortlist of 20 plants were selected by a panel including Plant Committee Chairs, RHS Garden Curators and the RHS President, Sir Nicholas Bacon, from over 40 plants entered by Floral and Garden exhibitors.

• Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘KILIMANJARO SUNRISE’ (‘Jww5’) – Burncoose Nurseries
Flowers have an appleblossom pink blush, foliage is darker green, and habit is more compact and slower growing than the parent, suiting modern gardens.

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum KILIMANJARO SUNRISE ('Jww5')

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum KILIMANJARO SUNRISE (‘Jww5’)

• Streptocarpus ‘Polka-Dot Purple’ – Dibleys Nurseries
Bred on the Nursery, first flowering 2013. The parent plants are part of an ongoing breeding programme which is based on over 20 years of work.

Streptocarpus 'Polka-Dot Purple'

Streptocarpus ‘Polka-Dot Purple’

• Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’ – Dysons Nurseries
This is a truly spectacular plant which produces a stunning display of rich purple flowers with burgundy calyces over an unbelievably long season – typically May to October.

Salvia 'Love and Wishes'

Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’

 

 

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2015: the shortlist

 

• Anigozanthos ‘Pink Pearl’ 
National Dahlia Collection
This is an excellent new plant with potential for garden, pot and tender use. It is likely to be very well received by the public, trade and buyers worldwide. It’s interesting and has a beautiful new colour, is floriferous and highly recommended.

Anigozanthos 'Pink Pearl'

Anigozanthos ‘Pink Pearl’

 Antirrhinum PRETTY IN PINK (‘Pmoore07’) 
Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants
This Antirrhinum has a unique flower characteristic with amazing longevity of bloom. The first truly perennial form being as hardy as penstemons. Resistance to rust giving clean dark green leaves. Re-blooming continually throughout the summer

Antirrhinum PRETTY IN PINK

Antirrhinum PRETTY IN PINK

 Blechnum brasiliense ERUPTION (‘Alceru’) 
Bowden Hostas 
Blechnum brasiliense ERUPTION has fantastic bright red new fronds which add dramatic colour and architectural statements as a stand-alone specimen or as a group planting. It will be made available to the widest possible groups of consumers and will help raise the appeal of ferns to the general public

Blechnum brasiliense ERUPTION ('Alceru')

Blechnum brasiliense ERUPTION (‘Alceru’)

• Camassia leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii (Caerulea Group) ‘Maybelle’ 
Avon Bulbs Ltd
This Camassia is a popular choice for heavier soils in sun or part shade flowering in late April and early May and are totally hardy. ‘Maybelle’ flowers later and is considerably shorter and more compact with less purple in the flower.

Camassia leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii (Caerulea Group) 'Maybelle'

Camassia leichtlinii subsp. suksdorfii (Caerulea Group) ‘Maybelle’

 Dianthus (Allwoodii Group) TEQUILA SUNRISE ‘Wp15 Pie45’ (Cocktails Series)
Whetman Pinks 

A novel garden pink developed over 7 years, TEQUILA SUNRISE is easy to cultivate and ideal for novice or experienced gardeners. It’s a fragrant, hardy, drought tolerant, evergreen perennial, with enormous eye-catching blooms on graceful 35cm stems borne over soft grey foliage.

Dianthus (Allwoodi Group) TEQUILA SUNRISE 'Wp15 Pie45' (Cocktails Series)

Dianthus (Allwoodi Group) TEQUILA SUNRISE ‘Wp15 Pie45’ (Cocktails Series)

• Fuchsia ‘Pink Fizz’
Scotts Miracle Gro
‘Pink Fizz’ is a new category of climbing plant for the garden, and it represents a huge breeding advance over 1930s cultivar ‘Lady Boothby’. Plants produce 5-6ft climbing stems, clothed top to bottom with pendulous sugar-pink blooms. Hardy, quick-growing, long-flowering, giving up to 2000 flowers per plant through the summer months.

Fuchsia 'Pink Fizz'

Fuchsia ‘Pink Fizz’

• Gerbera GARVINEA SWEET SURPRISE (‘Garsurprise’) (Garvinea Sweet Series)
Birmingham City Council 

Never before has any commercial Gerbera shown such unique colour! GARVINEA SWEET SURPRISE is bred for garden performance; they make great pots and borders and the slender but firm stems produce beautiful double (cut) flowers. The plants are both deer and rabbit resistant and yet a favourite of bees and butterflies.

Gerbera GARVINEA SWEET SURPRISE ('Garsurprise') (Garvinea Sweet Series)

Gerbera GARVINEA SWEET SURPRISE (‘Garsurprise’) (Garvinea Sweet Series)

• Gladiolus ‘Prima Verde’
Pheasant Acre Plants 

A truly unique blend of colour

Gladiolus 'Prima Verde'

Gladiolus ‘Prima Verde’

• Iris ‘Poivre Rouge’
Cayeux Iris 

This is a new and seductive pattern. The plant is well balanced with good branches and a long flowering period, the red-brown striations and the red speckles at the bottom of the falls give the plant a strong personality

Iris 'Poivre Rouge'

Iris ‘Poivre Rouge’

• Lilium ‘Twyford’
H W Hyde

Vigorous hybrid with a lovely scent, very long lasting flowers and no pollen

Lilium 'Twyford'

Lilium ‘Twyford’

• Primula × anisodoxa ‘Kevock Surprise’
Kevock Garden Plants 

Dark red buds become bright red as they open, then change to apricot with a yellow eye, and then to pale peach. With several whorls of flower open at one, there is a huge range of colours on one plant – a surprise indeed.

• Raspberry RUBY BEAUTY (‘Nr7’)
Scotts Miracle Gro
The only dwarf raspberry, standing at just 1m (3ft) high and producing up to1.5kg of fruit per plant. Perfect for containers and smaller gardens. The multi-branching ‘floricanes’ give the plant a shrubby appearance, different to any other raspberry. Bears spectacular yields of deliciously sweet berries, without any tartness. The thornless stems and short stature make harvesting quick and easy.

Raspberry RUBY BEAUTY ('Nr7')

Raspberry RUBY BEAUTY (‘Nr7’)

• Rehmannia WALBERTON’S MAGIC DRAGON (‘Walremadra’)
Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants

WALBERTON’S MAGIC DRAGON brings a previously neglected genus to a wider audience and is the first hybrid between R.elata and R.glutinosa. It is a first class plant with a long season of flower and great garden performance. It represents the best of British plant breeding.

Rehmannia WALBERTON'S MAGIC DRAGON ('Walremadra)

Rehmannia WALBERTON’S MAGIC DRAGON (‘Walremadra)

• Restio tetraphyllus ‘Cornish Gold’ (syn. Baloskion tetraphyllum ‘Cornish Gold’)
Trewidden Nursery
A great evergreen plant for the ground or container in full sun hardy to -10°C.

Restio tetraphyllus 'Cornish Gold'†(syn. Baloskion tetraphyllum 'Cornish Gold')

Restio tetraphyllus ‘Cornish Gold’†(syn. Baloskion tetraphyllum ‘Cornish Gold’)

• Rosa SUSIE (‘Harwhistle’)
Harkness Roses
SUSIE is probably the most scented Patio/ Climbing rose bred. The strong citronella perfume complements the qualities of the plant (repeat flowering, colour and remarkable dark glossy foliage) SUSIE is worthy of the award, a plant that will bring pleasure to gardeners in either large or small gardens.

Rosa SUSIE ('Harwhistle')

Rosa SUSIE (‘Harwhistle’)

• Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’
Dysons Nurseries 

This is a truly spectacular plant which produces a stunning display of rich purple flowers with burgundy calyces over an unbelievably long season – typically May to October.

Salvia 'Love and Wishes'

Salvia ‘Love and Wishes’

• Streptocarpus ‘Polka-Dot Purple’
Dibleys Nurseries
10 months of blossom, good compact windowsill habit. Easy maintenance. Long lived. Exceptional value for money with proven high commercial demand worldwide.

Streptocarpus 'Polka-Dot Purple'

Streptocarpus ‘Polka-Dot Purple’

 Tiarella ‘Angel Wings’ (Fox Series)
Plantagogo

“It is completely different to any other Tiarella. The dissected foliage creating the winged effect is new and an exciting breakthrough. Tiarellas are great plant for shade. The flowers are so pretty and a good deep pink to begin with fading to pale pink through to white.Small, neat and very compact.”

Tiarella 'Angel Wings' (Fox Series)

Tiarella ‘Angel Wings’ (Fox Series)

• Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum KILIMANJARO SUNRISE (‘Jww5’)
Burncoose Nurseries

A striking, easy Japanese snowball. Upright pyramid carries flower from base up to eye level. Spring: White lacecap flowers changing to appleblossom/pink covering the plant. Summer: Masses of deep red berries turning black, attracting birds. Late summer: A second flush of blossom. Autumn: Rich foliage displays of orange/red shades.

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum KILIMANJARO SUNRISE ('Jww5')

Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum KILIMANJARO SUNRISE (‘Jww5’)

• Viola ‘Frilly Dilly’
Victorian Violas

This hardy Viola is unique with its definitive frilled petal formation and sturdy erect stems. The scented white flowers are enhanced by the flush of mauve on the rear of young flowers. A close inspection of the entire formation of this plant reveals its true beauty.

Viola 'Frilly Dilly'

Viola ‘Frilly Dilly’

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 New Plant Introductions: Lupinus ‘Magic Lantern’

Lupinus ‘Magic Lantern’Westcountry Nurseries

Site number: GPI2
Contact: Sarah Conibear
Email: info@westcountry-nurseries.co.uk
Tel: 01237 431111
Website: www.westcountry-nurseries.co.uk
Address: Donkey Meadow, Woolsery, Bideford, Devon EX39 5QH

Lupinus ‘Magic Lantern’
This striking new lupin is named after a dear friend of the nursery, John Walker, who died in August 2014 and started off their journey with lupins as he worked with Sonny – right hand man to the master George Russell.

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 New Plant Introductions: Restio tetraphyllus ‘Cornish Gold’

Restio tetraphyllus ‘Cornish Gold’Trewidden Nursery

Site number: GPD8
Contact: Claire Batten
Email: info@trewidden-nursery.com
Tel: 01736 362087
Website: www.trewidden-nursery.com
Address: Buryas Bridge, Penzance, Cornwall TR20 8TT

Restio tetraphyllus ‘Cornish Gold’ (syn. Baloskion tetraphyllum ‘Cornish Gold’)
This new restio, which has been grown from seed on the nursery since 2006, is a sport of Restio tetraphyllus. To the nursery’s knowledge this will be the first variegated restio. It is hardy down to minus 10°C and Trewidden will be taking orders for young plants at the show.

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 New Plant Introductions: Clematis ‘Toltae’

Clematis ‘Toltae’Thorncroft Clematis

Site number: GPB4
Contact: Jonathan Gooch
Email: admin@thorncroftclematis.co.uk
Tel: 01953 850407/ 07979 571116
Website: www.thorncroftclematis.co.uk
Address: The Lings, Reymerston, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 4QG

Clematis ‘Toltae’
Stunning star-shaped flowers are white overlaid with very deep purply pink margins and tips. Suitable for containers or the garden.

●New hybrid cultivar ●First time commercially available

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 New Plant Introductions: Clematis ‘Cloudburst’

Thorncroft Clematis CloudburstThorncroft Clematis

Site number: GPB4
Contact: Jonathan Gooch
Email: admin@thorncroftclematis.co.uk
Tel: 01953 850407/ 07979 571116
Website: www.thorncroftclematis.co.uk
Address: The Lings, Reymerston, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 4QG

Clematis ‘Cloudburst’
The latest cultivar from Szczepan Marczyński’s collection. Light pink-violet flowers turning white towards the centre, with pinkish veins. Flowers 10-12 cm in diameter consist of 4-6 rhomboid, pointy sepals with slightly wavy edges, light pink underneath with a darker bar along the middle. Stamens harmonize beautifully due to their dark, purple-violet, almost black anthers set on cream- coloured filaments. Blooms profusely from the end of June.

●New hybrid cultivar ●First time commercially available

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 New Plant Introductions: Clematis ‘Skyfall’

Clematis 'Skyfall'Thorncroft Clematis

Site number: GPB4
Contact: Jonathan Gooch
Email: admin@thorncroftclematis.co.uk
Tel: 01953 850407/ 07979 571116
Website: www.thorncroftclematis.co.uk
Address: The Lings, Reymerston, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 4QG

Clematis ‘Skyfall’
Light blue flowers with irregular light violet splashes getting lighter towards the centre and with pinkish veins. Flowers 10-12 cm in diameter consist of 4-6 elliptic, pointy sepals with slightly wavy edges and are light blue underneath with a light, almost white bar along the middle. Stamens have dark, purple- violet anthers on greenish white filaments. Blooms profusely.

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 New Plant Introductions: Clematis LIBERTY (‘Zo08095’)

Thorncroft Clematis

Site number: GPB4
Contact: Jonathan Gooch
Email: admin@thorncroftclematis.co.uk
Tel: 01953 850407/ 07979 571116
Website: www.thorncroftclematis.co.uk
Address: The Lings, Reymerston, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 4QG

Clematis LIBERTY (‘Zo08095’)
Stems up to 2 m long. Flowers 10-12 cm across. Pale pink-white with delicate red veins and margins. Stamens red-purple with pale base. Flowers in May and June and sometimes a few flowers in summer. Light pruning after the flowering period. Raised by J. van Zoest B.V. Netherlands.

●New hybrid cultivar ●First time commercially available

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 New Plant Introductions: Clematis ‘Innocent Glance’

Clematis ‘Innocent Glance’Thorncroft Clematis

Site number: GPB4
Contact: Jonathan Gooch
Email: admin@thorncroftclematis.co.uk
Tel: 01953 850407/ 07979 571116
Website: www.thorncroftclematis.co.uk
Address: The Lings, Reymerston, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 4QG

Clematis ‘Innocent Glance’
A cultivar with double flowers borne on old wood, 14-15 cm across composed of 40-60 elliptic, pointed, pale pink staminodes with darker margins. On new growth flowers are single. Anthers are yellow on white filaments. Flowering from the end of May till the end of July.

●New hybrid cultivar ●First time commercially available

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 New Plant Introductions: Tiarella ‘Emerald Ellie’ (Fox Series)

 

Tiarella ‘Emerald Ellie’ (Fox Series)Plantagogo.com

Site number: GPD11
Contact: Vicky Fox
Email: info@plantagogo.com
Tel: 01270 820335
Website: www.plantagogo.com
Address: Jubilee Cottage Nursery, Snape Lane, Englesea Brook, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 5QN

Tiarella ‘Emerald Ellie’ (Fox Series)
Stunning foliage of emerald green fingers with inky black markings in the centre. Beautiful white starry flowers opening in spring then again later in the summer. Prefers shade or part-shade and grows to H40cm x W30cm. Bred by Vicky & Richard Fox of Plantagogo.

●New hybrid cultivar ●First time commercially available

Chelsea Flower Show 2015 New Plant Introductions: Tiarella ‘Angel Wings’ (Fox Series)

Tiarella ‘Angel Wings’ (Fox Series)Plantagogo.com

Site number: GPD11
Contact: Vicky Fox
Email: info@plantagogo.com
Tel: 01270 820335
Website: www.plantagogo.com
Address: Jubilee Cottage Nursery, Snape Lane, Englesea Brook, Crewe, Cheshire CW2 5QN

Tiarella ‘Angel Wings’ (Fox Series)
Very neat and compact plant, having unusual and pretty dissected winged foliage of green with dark markings in the centre. Dainty starry flowers are deep pink in bud, opening to pale pink and then fading to white. Prefers shade or part-shade and grows to H25cm x W25cm. Bred by Vicky & Richard Fox of Plantagogo.

●New hybrid cultivar ●First time commercially available