UK: Amber clematis named Chelsea Plant of the Year

Clematis chiisanensis Amber ('Wit141205'PBR), bred by Marco & Bianca de Wit and managed by Plantipp B.V., has been named RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2016.

The jury’s favourite was praised for its nodding heads of a unique yellow/cream colouring as well as the flowering from early to mid-summer with a second flush in September.

Reiner van Rijssen, owner of Plantipp: “We are still catching our breath from the 2014 edition of the Flower Show when Hydrangea Miss Saori, bred by Ryoji Irie and managed by Plantipp, won the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year competition. Now we start all over again with Amber! We are extremely proud of Marco and Bianca!”

Peter van Rijssen, representative of Plantipp: “Our Plantipp Facebook page exploded when we released the news. So many congratulations and thumbs up for Marco and Bianca de Wit and their Amber, it is unbelievable!”

Other Winners
The RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2016 award belongs to one of the three categories; the Pavilion category. In this category, The New Convent Garden Flower Market won the New Design Award and Love Orchids the Best Discovery Exhibit award. The other two categories are the Gardens, with The Marble and Granite Centre as winner of the Best Fresh Garden and the Viking Cruises Mekong Garden as Best Artisan Garden, and the Floristery category with the South Stevenage Flower Club as winner.

Click here to see all the winners.

For more in information contact:
Plantipp B.V.
Peter van Rijssen
Tel. +31 6 55 88 19 00

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