HTA Virtual New Plant Awards Winners 2020

  • Frank P Matthews - Apple Trinity
  • Frank P Matthews - Apple Trinity
  • Fairweathers - Anemone Frilly Knickers
  • Fairweathers - Anemone Frilly Knickers

Apple ‘Trinity’ from Frank P Matthews has been crowned Best in Show at the New Plant Awards 2020.

Winner of the Virtual Visitor Vote, with an astonishing 306 votes (33% of the total) was Anemone FP007 ‘Frilly Knickers’ from Fairweather’s Nursery.

Herbaceous Perennials

GOLD and Best in Category

  • Penstemon ‘Pristine Lila Purple’ – Allensmore Nurseries Ltd

SILVER

  • Anemone FP007 ‘Frilly Knickers’ – Fairweather’s Nursery

BRONZE

  • Limonium ‘Dazzle Rocks’ - Suttons Consumer Products
  • Sedum ‘Sunsparkler Wildfire’ - Newey
  • Geranium ‘Dark Eyes’ - Fairweather’s Nursery
  • Delphinium ’Paramo Black Velvet’ – Allensmore Nurseries Ltd
  • Mangave Mad about Mangave ‘Pineapple Express’ - Javado Plant
  • Salvia ‘Mirage Rose Bicolor’ - Ball Colegrave Ltd
  • Salvia nemorosa ‘Perfect Profusion’ – Allensmore Nurseries Ltd
  • Verbena ‘Margaret’s Memory’ - Kernock Park Plants Ltd
  • Agapanthus ‘Blue Thunder’ - Fairweather’s Nursery
  • Dahlia ‘Melody Lemon’ – Allensmore Nurseries Ltd
  • Dahlia ‘Melody White’ – Allensmore Nurseries Ltd
  • Dahlia ‘Dahlegria Sunrise’ - Allensmore Nurseries Ltd

Annuals

GOLD and Best In Category

  • Impatiens ‘Wild Romance Blush Pink’ – Newey

SILVER

  • Salvia ‘Rockin’ Blue Suede Shoes’ – Kernock Park Plants Ltd
  • Osteospermum ‘Serenity Sunshine Beauty’ – Ball Colegrave Ltd

BRONZE

  • Nemesia ‘Mareto Burgundy & White’ – Allensmore Nurseries Ltd
  • Dahlia ‘Midnight Sultry Scarlet’ – Allensmore Nurseries Ltd
  • Petunia ‘Sweetunia Sweet Fantastic’ - Newey
  • Calibrachoa ‘Superbells Doublette Love Swept’ - Kernock Park Plants Ltd
  • Helianthus ‘Sunblast’ - Syngenta Flowers
  • Evolvulus ‘Blue my Mind’ – Kernock Park Plants Ltd
  • Dahlia ‘Midnight Georgia Peach’ - Allensmore Nurseries Ltd
  • Dahlia ‘Midnight Lively Lavender’ - Allensmore Nurseries Ltd

Houseplants

BRONZE 

  • Mangave ‘Mad about Mangave Lavender Lady’ – Javado Plant

Shrubs & Climbers

GOLD & Best in Category

  • Raspberry ‘Groovy’ – Darby Nursery Stock Ltd

SILVER

  • Potentilla ‘Creamissima Minjau06’ – Darby Nursery Stock Ltd
  • Buddleja ‘High Five Purple’ - Newey
  • Philadelphus ‘Fragrant Falls’ – Whetman Plants International
  • Viburnum odoratissimum ‘Coppertop’ - Newey

BRONZE

  • Jacaranda ‘Bonsai Blue’ – Suttons Consumer Products Ltd
  • Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Star of Milano’ - Newey
  • Clematis ‘Olympia Boulevard’ Evipo099(N) – New Leaf Plants Ltd
  • Clematis ‘Tsukiko Garland’ Evipo110(N) – New Leaf Plants
  • Coprosma ‘City Knights’ - Seiont Nurseries Ltd

Trees/Conifers

GOLD and Best in Category

  • Apple ‘Trinity’ – Frank P Matthews

SILVER

  • Malus ‘Scarlet Brandywine’ – Frank P Matthews

BRONZE

  • Cercis ‘Golden Falls’ – Frank P Matthews

All entries were validated by Joy of Plants. The New Plant Awards and the Virtual Visitor Vote is supported by Floramedia.

HTA President, Boyd Douglas-Davis said, “The Virtual New Plant Awards have been a huge success. We made a relatively late decision to run the Awards as a virtual event and weren’t at all sure what level of interest we would get, but we could not be more thrilled with the response we’ve had. We hope the event provides a much-needed boost for our growers and earns them some well deserved publicity for their plants and businesses.”

Judging panel

The 2020 judging panel included  Matthew Biggs (gardener, writer and broadcaster); Tamsin Westhorpe (Co-chair of The Garden Media Guild); Lesley Watson (Director of New Hopetoun Gardens & RHS Show Garden Judge); Jonathan Savage (General Manager for Scotsdales Garden Centres) and Ian Hodgson (Editor at Large for Garden News Magazine, garden writer & broadcaster) with the HTA’s Director of Membership, Martin Simmons, and Horticulture Manager, Pippa Greenwood, overseeing.

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