We’re delighted to have entered two new plants in to the New Plant Awards at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show.
We have submitted Salvia ‘Amante’ and Agapanthus ‘Poppin Purple’ to the event, which takes place on June 18 and 19 at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry.
Andy Johnson, our Managing Director, said: “The New Plant Awards at the HTA National Plant Show are sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and showcase the best in new plant introductions from UK plant suppliers. It’s seen in the industry as the place for retailers to find the next best-selling new plant.
“We are delighted to be entering two new plants into the Herbaceous Perennials category at the show.
“Salvia ‘Amante’ is a breeding breakthrough from the same stable as ‘Amistad’. This red-flowered Salvia guaranitica shares the same attributes with Amistad, such as having a taller growing form with an extremely impressive display of long stem tubular flowers throughout the summer into autumn. It is also drought resistant and perfect for borders.”
Agapanthus ‘Poppin Purple’ is a joint entry into the New Plant Awards with Fairweather’s Wholesale Nursery, which is based in Beaulieu, Hampshire.
Andy added: “This brand-new, evergreen agapanthus has metallic purple buds that open into dark purple flowers on compact stems. Reaching 60cm tall, it is ideal for containers and displaying as a bed end.”
The HTA National Plant Show takes place on Tuesday, June 18 and Wednesday, June 19 at Hall 2 at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. We will be available throughout the HTA National Plant Show at stand 104/97.
Photograph caption one: Salvia ‘Amante’.
Photograph caption two: Agapanthus ‘Poppin Purple’.