Allium 'Lavender Bubbles' from Fairweather’s Nursery ' has been crowned Best in Show at the New Plant Awards,  also winning Best in Category for Herbaceous Perennials, whilst Polemonium 'Golden Feathers'​ from Allensmore Nurseries Ltd, took the Visitor Vote, supported by Floramedia.

The announcement was made on a special HTA Webinar this morning (Tuesday), with the judges commenting: “Allium Lavender Bubbles ticks lots of boxes; fantastic colour, great height, beautiful twist in the leaf, will look full and compact in the pot and has a solid amount of flower power. It has a delightful name that will really help to market it and become a retail success.”

This year there were 93 New Plants entered into the awards (all of which can be viewed here). The top 10 entries were put forward for the Visitor Vote, supported by Floramedia, which saw Polemonium 'Golden Feathers'​ from Allensmore Nurseries Ltdcome out on top.

This year’s judging panel include Laura Jackson, Swarkestone Nursery, Andy Smith, The Klondyke Group, Jane Moore, Garden Media Guild and Chris Young, RHS Editor at Large with HTA’s Horticulture Manager Pippa Greenwood and Director of Operations Martin Simmons overseeing.

Many thanks to Floramedia who supported the Visitor Vote and Joy of Plants who verified all entries.

Annuals

Dahlia 'Happy Days Halo', Allensmore Nurseries Ltd. - Gold / Best in Category

Rudbeckai hirta Enchanted Flame, Farplants - Gold

Calibrachoa hybrida Cabaret® Good Night Kiss ('Balcabooni'), Ball Colegrave - Gold

Gerbera Patio Volcanoes, Ball Colegrave - Silver

Rudbeckia hirta Enchanted Velvet Flame, Farplants Sales Ltd - Silver

Rudbeckia hirta Enchanted Starfire, Farplants Sales Ltd - Silver

Dahlia Labella® Grande Red-White (P), Javado UK - Silver

Bidens ‘Tiger bee’, Kernock Park Plants - Silver

Pelargonium interspecific Mojo Cranberry Splash, SyngentaFlowers - Silver

Rudbeckia hirta Enchanted Embers, Farplants Sales Ltd - Bronze

Pelargonium interspecific Mojo Dark Red, SyngentaFlowers - Bronze

Pelargonium zonale Rosebud Astrid, SyngentaFlowers – Bronze

Houseplants

Spathiphyllum Jet 'Diamond', Javado UK - Gold / Best in Category

Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Mozaic Tweed , Javado UK - Silver

Orchidaceae Phalaenopsis OP0021, Javado UK - Bronze

Tradescantia sweetness, Javado UK - Bronze

Peperomia burbella, Javado UK - Bronze

Herbaceous Perennials

Allium Lavender Bubbles, Fairweathers - Gold / Best in Category / Best in Show

Sedum Sunsparkler® 'Dream Dazzler', Newey Ltd – Gold

Polemonium 'Golden Feathers' , Allensmore Nurseries Ltd. - Gold

Agapanthus praecox 'Thunder Storm™, Newey Ltd - Silver

Salvia Animo, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Silver

Salvia guarantica 'Pink Amistad', Newey Ltd - Silver

Geranium pratense ‘Storm Cloud’, Kernock Park Plants/Newey Ltd - Silver

Agapanthus Neverland, Fairweathers - Bronze

Digitalis Lucas Light Pink, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company - Bronze

Salvia greggii 'Angel Wings', Kernock Park Plants - Bronze

Delosperma Wheels of Wonder Hot Red , Newey Ltd - Bronze

Salvia splendens ‘Flamingo’, The Bransford Webbs Plant Company - Bronze

Delosperma cooperi 'Ice Cream™', Ball Colegrave - Bronze

Rhodanthemum 'Zagora Yellow', Allensmore Nurseries Ltd/Ball Colegrave - Bronze

Rhodanthemum 'Zagora Pink', Allensmore Nurseries Ltd/Ball Colegrave - Bronze

Rhodanthemum 'Zagora Orange', Allensmore Nurseries Ltd/Ball Colegrave - Bronze

Geum 'Samba Sunset', Newey Ltd - Bronze

Delosperma cooperi 'Ice Cream™ Swirl' , Ball Colegrave - Bronze

Shrubs & Climbers 

Hydrangea paniculata Little Spooky, Newey Ltd – Gold / Best in Category

Acer palmatum ‘Cascade Ruby’ pbr, Javado UK - Gold

Parahebe ‘Pink Delight’ , The Bransford Webbs Plant Company - Silver

Jasminium x stephanense Starry Starry 'Summer Scent', Newey Ltd - Silver

Weigela x hybrid Prism™ Magic Carpet, Newey Ltd - Silver

Acer palmatum ‘Cascade Citrine’ pbr, Javado UK – Silver

Rose ‘Onward and Upward’ (Chewlittlelaura), The Bransford Webbs Plant Company - Bronze

Lavandula angustifolia Blue Jeans, Farplants Sales Ltd - Bronze

Sollya heterophylla Ultra Blue, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Bronze

Nandina domestica 'Red Light', BALL COLEGRAVE LTD - Bronze

Cornus alba Miracle ('Verpaalen2'PBR), Javado UK - Bronze

Hydrangea serrata Flair & Flavours® Blue Sprinkles ('SMNHSDD'), The Bransford Webbs Plant Company – Bronze

Hydrangea serrata Flair & Flavours® Pink Sweethearts ('SMNHSDD'), The Bransford Webbs Plant Company - Bronze

Rose ‘Little Bronze’ (Chewlittlebronze), The Bransford Webbs Plant Company - Bronze

Abelia x grandiflora Raspberry Profusion, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Bronze

Berberis thunbergii Orange Ice, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Bronze

Vitex agnus-castus Pink Pinnacle, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Bronze

Trees & Conifers

Cercis canadensis ‘Eternal Flame®’, Frank P Matthews Ltd - Gold / Best in Category

Prunus Anouck, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Gold

Magnolia wilsonii EILEEN BAINES  ‘Richgain’, Frank P Matthews Ltd - Silver

Pear communis ‘Giant Conference’ (Conference Moors® EU pending 4057222), Frank P Matthews Ltd - Silver

Prunus Kalmthout Beauty, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Bronze

Malus domestica ‘Bladon Pippin™’, Frank P Matthews Ltd - Bronze

Betula utilis ‘Cinnamon’, Frank P Matthews Ltd - Bronze

Prunus Pink Beauty, Darby Nursery Stock Ltd - Bronze

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