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Agapanthus AMB001 Fireworks takes Best in Show at HTA Plant Awards

The Agapanthus AMB001 Fireworks from Fairweather’s Nursery which won Best in Show at the New Plant Awards. Photo: HTA.

Judges noted the Agapanthus AMB001 Fireworks's wow factor when deciding the winner.



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20 June 2019

The Agapanthus AMB001 Fireworks from Fairweather’s Nursery won Best in Show at the New Plant Awards on the opening morning of the Horticultural Trades Association National Plant Show.

When discussing the winner, the judges commented: “The Agapanthus has the ‘wow factor’. It has a romantic, naturalistic look and looks exceptional even when in tight bud. It is a good commercial plant and looks to be a good improvement on its predecessor, ‘Twister’, because it is more robust and fills the pot quicker, therefore better value for money. It is exciting to have a fantastic plant that looks great in the container and in the border.”

The judges also recognised that the houseplant category was worthy of note due to an increased number of entries, with foliage houseplants on trend. There was also an increase in new retail concepts, with some good plant names for retail and those new to gardening.

The winners – gold and best in category

  • Annuals: Impatiens walleriana Beacon – Ball Colegrave Ltd.
  • Herbaceous Perennials: Agapanthus AMB001 Fireworks – Fairweather’s Nursery.
  • Houseplants: Aloe zebrina ‘Danyz’ – Javado UK.
  • Shrubs and Climbers: Clematis Elod Tudor Patio Evipo 115 (N) – The Bransford Webbs Plant Company and The Guernsey Clematis Nursery/
  • Trees and Conifers: Tilia x europaea WILTIL Golden Sunset – Frank P Matthews Ltd.

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