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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2022 Announced

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed the winner of the prestigious RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year at the opening of the world-famous show, sponsored by The Newt in Somerset, which runs until Saturday 28 May.

Competing against 19 other shortlisted plants, × Semponium ‘Destiny’ from Surreal Succulents was selected as the winner, with second place going to Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ (Dreameria Series) from Stonebarn Landscapes and third place to Salvia Pink Amistad (‘Arggr17-011’) from Middleton Nurseries Ltd.

The winning entry was selected by a panel of over 100 plant experts with the annual competition celebrating the work of breeders and nurseries in developing and growing new plant varieties.

The winning plants and the finalists are on display in the Great Pavilion (stand GP224) at RHS Chelsea from 24 to 28 May. Limited tickets are available from www.rhs.org.uk/chelsea

RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2022 finalists:

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. – THIRD PLACE

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 – 2ND PLACE

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 – WINNER

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

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