The winner of this year’s Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show prestigious “Plant of the Year” prize has been announced.
The Hydrangea macrophylla Miss Saori took the big prize from the original 20 plant shortlist, after impressing the RHS specialist committees with its deep rose margins which soften into white centres, coupled with unusual double-petalled flowers which give the bloom a lacy appearance. Additionally, the burgundy foliage adds particular interest during the autumn bloom.
Second place went to the Iris “Domino Noir” from Cayeaux Iris, where generational cross pollination have produced an iris with unique “truly black” falls.
Gerbera Garvinea Sweet Glow took third place because of its robustness. Disease resistant and weather proof, the Garvinea Sweet Series boast super sized flowers in many colours from early spring until first frost.
Image courtesy of RHS