Hydrangea Macrophylla 'Dark Angel' Wins Visitor Vote Award At HTA National Plant Show

Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Dark Angel’ from Darby Nursery Stock has been voted the Best New Plant by visitors to the HTA National Plant Show.

The Visitor Vote Award, sponsored by Floramedia, proved extremely popular and with over 100 entries in this year’s awards visitors were spoilt for choice.

Nick Mathias from Floramedia, sponsors of the Visitor Vote Awards, comments, “This has been a great season for growing plants and this is evident in the wonderful displays here at the HTA National Plant Show. It has been delightful to see such a wide range of such high quality entries within the New Plant Awards as I am sure that the visitors would agree. Thank you to all the visitors for participating.”

Full Visitor Vote results

  • Best in Show –  Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Dark Angel’ – Darby Nursery Stock
  • Best Annual – Petunia Designer ‘Purple Flash’ – Channel Island Plants
  • Best Breeder Innovation – Kalanchoe Queen MoreFlowers ‘Paris Evergreen’ – Javado
  • Best Climber – Clematis ‘Bernadine’ (Evipo 061) – Darby Nursery Stock
  • Best Hardy Nursery Stock – Lavatera ‘Magenta Magic’ – Fairweathers
  • Best Herbaceous Perennial – Pennisetum setaceum ‘Vertigo’ – Kernock Park Plants
  • Best Houseplant – joint winners

Paphiopedilum maudiae ‘Femma’ – Javado
Floriline Micro Sunrise – Florist Holland B.V

The winner of the judged New Plant Awards, sponsored by ProVar, was Hebe ‘Rhubarb and Custard’ from Tully Nurseries.

Full results can be found at: www.the-hta.org.uk

For further information visit www.nationalplantshow.co.uk or email enquiries@nationalplantshow.co.uk

Headline Sponsor: Hortipak

The HTA National Plant Show takes place annually in the last week of June at Stoneleigh Park, near Coventry. Launched in 2010, the award-winning HTA National Plant Show showcases the best of British plant suppliers, offering a 'back to basics' approach, focusing purely on plants at the best time of the year for retailers to plan their ranges for the following season.

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK garden industry. It is dedicated to helping develop the industry and its member businesses, including most garden centres and other garden retailers, growers, landscapers, manufacturers and service providers.

The HTA was founded in 1899. Its key roles include: provision of advice-based services such as business improvement schemes, briefings and help lines; training, conferences and events for members; market information and research; promotions such as the National Garden Gift Voucher scheme; and working closely with government and the media to influence policy and projects.

Source: The Horticultural Trades Association