Entries anounced for RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year

A newly developed and very different type of hibiscus has been announced as Thompson & Morgan’s Plant of the Year entry for this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

‘HibisQs® Petit™ Orange produces twice as many flowers as traditional Hibiscus and its blooms last for twice as long’

From new breeding and selected from tens of thousands of seedlings, HibisQs® Petit™ Orange differs from other traditional hibiscus with its smaller, vibrant orange, bicoloured flowers, its naturally compact habit and its small and shiny leaves. The plant is aimed at consumers who want a more minimalist, but still exotic product that is suitable for display in the home or on the patio. Flowers are plentiful and long-lasting, blooming from May until the first frosts, while the shiny, dark green foliage provides the perfect backdrop and is an added decorative bonus.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis HibisQs® Petit™ Orange had its first public outing at IPM Essen, Germany in January of this year where it won the ‘IPM Innovation Award 2017’ in the Flowering Pot Plant category.

Key points:

  • Excellent as an indoor pot plant and as a stunning feature patio plant
  • Small, but abundant bicoloured flowers
  • Long flowering – May until frosts
  • Decorative foliage
  • Compact exotic
  • Suited to modern consumer needs

Thompson & Morgan is also entering its innovative Cosmos bipannatus ‘Cupcakes Blush’ and Strawberry ‘Just Add Cream’ into the running for RHS Chelsea’s Plant of the Year. Both entries are from the horticultural firm’s own breeding programme.

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