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Winners of the HTA’s New Plant Awards

Frank P. Matthews Ltd being awarded Best in Show at the New Plant Awards at the HTA National Plant Show for Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket. Photo: HTA.

This year’s judging panel included Ken Cox from Glendoick Garden Centre, Sabatino Urzo from The RHS, Val and Steve Bradley from The Sun with HTA’s Martin Simmons overseeing.

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21 June 2018 | 0

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket from Frank P. Matthews has been crowned this year as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards on the opening morning of the HTA National Plant Show, June 19.

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket is a fantastic form of the already popular spring flowering Laburnum. It is a columnar growing tree with a very narrow upright habit so perfect for any size of garden and even patios and balconies.

The bright sunny yellow pendant flowers adorn the tree in May creating a beautiful sunny effect and perfect for attracting bees and butterflies to the garden. It is also winter hardy and heat resistant.

Judging Panel member Sabatino Urzo from RHS commented: “We really were spoilt for choice with this year’s plants with all the category winners really bringing something different to the market. It was a unanimous decision that the Laburnum won overall – perfect for gardens of all sizes with its compact nature and bright yellow flowers.”

The complete list of winners are:

Annuals

Gold and Best in Category – Helianthus annuus SUNBELIEVABLE BROWN EYED GIRL Sunbeliv01’ from Thompson & Morgan

Gold – Cobbins Nursery Ltd – Helianthus Hybrida Sunfinity

Silver – Syngenta UK Ltd – Impatiens walleriana Imara

Silver – Thompson & Morgan – Isotoma axillaris FIZZ N’ POP GLOWING PURPLE ‘Tmlu1301’

Silver – Newey – Dahlia Hypnotica Icarus

Silver – Newey – Dahlia XXL Calaya

Silver – Earley Ornamentals Ltd – Pansy Freefall XL Bright Yellow

Silver – Thompson & Morgan – Begonia x tuberhybrida FRAGRANT FALLS ORANGE ‘Tmbg1307’

Bronze – Javado UK – Dianthus – Hilkaylee

Bronze – Newey – Petunia Sweetunia Miss Marvelous

Herbaceous Perennials

Gold and Best in Category – Eryngium Magical Blue Globe from Allensmore Nurseries Ltd

Silver – Allensmore Nurseries Ltd – Eryngium Magical Blue Lagoon

Silver – Farplants – Digitalis ‘Firebird’

Silver – Farplants – Gaura lindheimeri ‘Walberton’s Gold Fountain’

Silver – Farplants – Salvia ‘Rockin Deep Purple’

Silver – Seiont Nurseries Ltd – Heuchera Isabella

Silver – Whetman Pinks Ltd – Bridal Star

Silver – Whetman Pinks Ltd – Flutterby

Silver – Kernock Park Plants – Heuchera Primo ‘Wild Rose’

Bronze – Lovania Nurseries Ltd – Ligularia Pandora

Bronze – Lovania Nurseries Ltd – Ajuga tenorii Princess Nadia ‘

Bronze – Seiont Nurseries Ltd – Heuchera Madison Bride

Bronze – Wyevale Nurseries Ltd – Salvia Kisses and Wishes

Bronze – Wyevale Nurseries Ltd – Veronica Pink Passion

Houseplants

Gold and Best in Category – FICUS ELASTICA PETIT MELANY from Plant Partners

Silver – Javado UK – Zantedeschia Frozen Planet

Silver – Profitplant UK & Batchmere Ltd – Hydrangea Macrophylla Campino

Bronze – Javado UK – Cambria

Bronze – Javado UK – Cambria RENAISSANCE® CORAL

Bronze – Javado UK – Heliconia psittacorum Curaçao

Bronze – Javado UK – Chrysanthemum (Indicum Grp) Yin Yang

Bronze – Javado UK – Phalaenopsis Indian Summer 501371

Bronze – Plant Partners – Epipremnum pinnatum ‘Marble Planet’

Bronze – Plant Partners – Phalaenopsis Little Kolibri Orchids Lausanne

Bronze – Profitplant UK & Batchmere Ltd – Begonia Elatior Pigonia

Shrubs and Climbers

Gold and Best in Category – Rose ‘Timeless Purple’from Whartons Roses

Silver – Farplants – Spiraea japonica ‘Walberton’s Plumtastic’

Silver – Hillier Nurseries Ltd – Hydrangea aspera ssp sargentiana ‘Gold Rush’ (GIEL)

Silver – Lovania Nurseries Ltd – Hydrangea paniculata Polestar

Silver – Lovania Nurseries Ltd – Berberis thunbergii Orange Sunrise

Silver – Seiont Nurseries Ltd – Diervilla splendens Diva

Silver – New Leaf Plants Ltd – Clematic Prince Louis

Bronze – Fairweathers & Darby’s Nursery Stock – Lavandula Fairy Wings Blush

Bronze – Plant Partners – Loropetalum chinense Ruby Snow (‘Iwai’PBR) EU 20152503

Bronze – The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, Seiont and Lowaters- Hebe ‘Starlight’

Trees and Conifers

Gold and Best in Category – Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket® from Frank P Matthews Limited

Silver – Frank P Matthews Limited – Apple Eden

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