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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

RHS Chelsea Plant of the Centenary

I was delighted the plant voted Plant of the Centenary was none other than 
Geranium Rozanne.

During the centenary week the public voted for top plants for each decade. These included great plants we all know and love like Russel Lupins from the 40's, Heuchera Palace Purple, Erysimum 'Bowels Mauve' and the Iceberg Rose, which can be a large bush or a small climber.
The nominees where
1913 - 1922: Saxifraga ‘Tumbling Waters’
1923 - 1932: Pieris formosa var. forrestii
1933 - 1942: Lupinus Russell hybrids
1943 - 1952: Rhododendron yakushimanum
1953 – 1962: Rosa Iceberg (‘Korbin’)
1963 - 1972: Cornus ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’
1973 – 1982: Erysimum ‘Bowles's Mauve’
1983 - 1992: Heuchera villosa ‘Palace Purple’
1993 - 2002: Geranium Rozanne (‘Gerwat’)
2003 - 2012: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’

The overall winner was my favourite geranium. Tried and tested and now voted for, Geranium Rozanne has got to be the best blue geranium. I grow it in swathes for ground cover in my garden.

Centenary Plants winner RHS Chelsea 2013
To see the RHS site click here

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