Nine novelties within Plantipp management have been shortlisted at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year. The novelties will be presented by Fairweather's, T&M, Hillier, Burncoose, and Haylot.
Flower power and innovative colors
First on the shortlist is the latest innovation by De Wet Breeders in South Africa, which will be presented by Fairweather's and T&M. Agapanthus Black Jack ('DWAghyb-02/AGRS004') might just be the most intensely colored Agapanthus on the market at the moment. The flowers are so dark purple that they're nearly black. With dense inflorescences and more flower heads than usual, this compact Agapanthus will surprise gardeners worldwide with its spectacular performance and extra-long flowering period.
Fairweather's will also present the shortlisted six-month-long flowering Tradescantia andersoniana JS® Brainstorm, which surely deserves to be one of the leading entries with its richly colored flowers.
Novelties at Hillier
Hillier will present the shortlisted Cordyline australis Magic Star ('TUS020'PBR), Erysimum Colour Vibe Red ('cdcery1'), Geum' Orange Pumpkin,' and Lavandula intermedia 'Exceptional' to the Chelsea visitors. Cordyline Magic Star will amaze you with a stunning mix of colors that last year-round. The same goes for the new, free-branching Erysimum Colour Vibe Red has come as a welcome alternative to traditional bedding plants with its large flower heads and intense colors. More intense colors can be seen in Geum Orange Pumpkin, which will surely take the market by storm with its unique, vibrant orange, double, ruffled flowers.
This year's Lavandula assortment will be lifted to new levels with the white flowers and bright silvery foliage for the year-round color of the strong, reblooming, and resistant Lavandula Exceptional.
New Evison Clematis
First to be introduced from a decade-spanning breeding process is the new Evison Clematis introduction: Clematis Tumaini. The abundant flowering makes it a superb plant for growing in pots, containers, or small spaces in large or small gardens.
Addition to the Mangave series and extra-long flowering Philadelphus
As a cherry on the pie, the recently introduced and shortlisted Mangave Mad about Mangave®' Blazing Saddles' will be brought to the Chelsea visitors by Burncoose. Philadelphus Pearls of Perfume ('G15097'PBR), presented by Haylot, also made it to the Chelsea shortlist. Pearls of Perfume might lead with its second set of flowers on new wood, making for an incredibly long flowering period.
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Plantipp / Concept Plants