RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year winner announced

Hydrangea macrophylla Miss Saori (‘H20-2’) has been crowned winner of the 2014 RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year award.

The plant, originally bred in Japan, catches the eye with its vivid colours and unusual double-petalled flowers.

The Hydrangea macrophylla Miss Saori (‘H20-2’) was announced as the winner following a 90-second pitch by Chris Campbell, a representative of Javado Plants of behalf of Hillier Nurseries and Garden Centres.

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Iris ‘Domino Noir’ from Cayeaux Iris came in second place with Gerbera Garvinea Sweet Glow from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company took third.

The RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year recognises the most inspiring new plant at the Chelsea Flower Show and the winner is picked from a shortlist of 20 plants chosen by a panel that includes Plant Committee Chairs, RHS Garden Curators and the RHS President, Elizabeth Banks.

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