RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2022 shortlist announced

Twenty new plants have been shortlisted for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year competition. The annual award celebrates the work of breeders and nurseries in developing and growing new plant varieties.

Shortlisted entries this year include Rosa ELIZABETH ‘Ausmajesty’ by David Austin Roses and Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Intense’ by first-time RHS Chelsea exhibitors Moore and Moore Plants.

The winning entry is selected by a panel of over 100 plant experts with the 2022 award  announced on the afternoon of Monday 23rd May. Cercis canadensis ‘ETERNAL FLAME’ (‘Nc2016-2’) exhibited by Stonebarn Landscapes was the winner in 2021.

All 20 shortlisted plants will go on display in the Great Pavilion (stand GP224) at RHS Chelsea from 24 to 28 May. Limited tickets are available fromwww.rhs.org.uk/chelsea

RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2022 shortlist:

Iris Fran’s Gold (‘Jf1) – Burncoose Nurseries

Rosa Bring Me Sunshine (‘Ausernie’) – David Austin Roses Ltd.

Rosa Elizabeth (‘Ausmajesty’) – David Austin Roses Ltd.

Salvia Pink Amistad (‘Arggr17-011’) – Middleton Nurseries Ltd.

Salvia × sylvestris (‘A Little Bit’) – Middleton Nurseries Ltd.

Aeonium ‘Jubilee’ – Ottershaw Cacti

Alstroemeria ‘June Ferelyth’ (Little Miss Series) – Alstroemeria Select

Rosa Loyal Companion (‘Beaqueen’) – Peter Beales Roses

Forsythia × intermedia ‘Discovery’ (syn. John Mitchell) – Sparsholt College

Geranium pratense ‘Storm Cloud’ – Sparsholt College

Dianthus (Allwoodii Group) Electric Dreams (‘Wp22 Elecdr’) – London Fire Brigade

Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ (Dreameria Series) – Stonebarn Landscapes

Echinacea Evolution Colorific (‘Balevoeen’) – Stonebarn Landscapes

Buddleja davidii Little Ruby (‘Botex 006’) (Butterfly Candy Series) – Stonebarn Landscapes

× Semponium ‘Diamond’ – Surreal Succulents

× Semponium ‘Destiny’ – Surreal Succulents

Geranium × cantabrigiense ‘Intense’ – Moore and Moore Plants

Rhododendron Starstyle Pink (‘Azaare01’) – Hare Spring Cottage Plants

Weigela Magic Carpet (‘Tmwg18-06’) (Prism Series) – Binny Plants

Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) ‘Purpleicious’ – Stonebarn Landscapes