DIDCOT, UK: Allium ‘Lavender Bubbles’ from Fairweather’s Nursery ‘ has scooped up Best in Show at the UK’s New Plant Awards, also winning Best in Category for Herbaceous Perennials. Polemonium ‘Golden Feathers’ from Allensmore Nurseries Ltd wins the Visitor Vote, supported by Floramedia.
The announcement was made on a special HTA Webinar on 22 June, 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.