Allensmore Nurseries, one of the market-leader of UK pot-grown perennials, has achieved a record number of ten awards at this year’s HTA Virtual New Plant Awards, including Gold & Best in Category for Penstemon Pristine Lila Purple.
Stacey Gibson, Trial’s Coordinator for Allensmore, commented “We were over the moon when the HTA announced it would continue with the New Plant Awards this year. It was wonderful to be able to bring 12 fantastic new plants to the virtual stage and public eye. We can’t thank the HTA, Joy of Plants and judges enough for their time and hard work organising the event. Here at Allensmore we hold introducing new, as well as improved, quality plants into the retail market as an important part of what we do. We also can’t thank our suppliers and breeders enough for their continued support.”
Mark Taylor, Managing Director for Allensmore, continued “It is wonderful news and helps put us right up there as one of the most innovative growers for the retail market. We recognise new product development is a key part of our business and strive to keep ahead of the curve and lead market trends.”
The Herefordshire based nursery was delighted to be able to represent no less than 12 new entries into this year awards; Dahlia Midnight Georgia Peach, Dahlia Midnight Sultry Scarlet, Dahlia Midnight Lively Lavender (all supplied by Botanics International), Dahlia Melody Lemon, Dahlia Melody White, Dahlia Melody Rose, Dahlia Melody Soft Pink, Dahlia Dahlegria Sunrise (all supplied by Syngenta), Nemesia Mareto® Burgundy & White (supplied by Volmary), Salvia nemorosa Perfect Profusion, Delphinium Paramo Black Velvet (all supplied by Walter Blom) and Penstemon Pristine Lilac Purple (supplied by Newey/Dummen Orange).