Wyevale Nurseries puts five new plants up for National Plant Show awards

WYEVALE Nurseries has entered five new varieties for the New Plant Awards at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show this month (June 2023).

They are British-bred Hebe Verdi Crème, the three-tone variegated Fatsia japonica Camouflage, low maintenance Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Cherry Explosion’ and the nectar-rich Salvia Cuello Pink and Salvia Cuello White.

Andy Johnson, Managing Director at the Hereford-based commercial grower, says: “We’re delighted to be back at the show again this year, which takes place at NAEC Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on June 20 and 21. It’s a hugely important event in our calendar and we wouldn’t miss it!

“Our highly professional, knowledgeable, skilled and experienced team, including our Retail Sales Manager, Colin Stanley, our Garden Centre Sales Executive, Lisa Ashford and our Production Manager, Kyle Ross, will be in Hall 1 at stand 200/205. They’re really looking forward to catching up with customers old and new, and all our colleagues from the industry.

“Our 2023 entries include some that are perfect for pollinators and some that are ideal for anyone who wants something stunning in a pot. We’ve also chosen some entries that can survive some of the shifts in climate we’re now experiencing too.

“We’ve also entered our two new salvias – Salvia gregii Cuello Pink and Salvia gregii Cuello White, which we launched at last year’s show and have been on sale in garden centres and retailers nationwide this year to raise awareness and funds for the charity Perennial.

“To add to all this, we’re also handing out our new full colour, printed 2024 catalogue, which features some new additions.”

The HTA National Plant Show takes place on Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21 in Halls 1 & 2 at NAEC Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

Andy adds: “The New Plant Awards at the HTA National Plant Show showcase the very best in new plant introductions from UK plant suppliers. It’s seen in the industry as the place for retailers to find the next bestselling new plant to inspire their customers. We’ve been very fortunate in the past few years to have been very successful at the show and are very much looking forward to seeing how our entries do this year.”

The product selection available from Wyevale Nurseries is envied across the industry and the talented team regularly introduces new, award-winning plant varieties.

Its main business is to supply garden centres, landscape contractors, local authorities, foresters and landowners with a comprehensive array of trees, shrubs, hedging, herbaceous and specimen plants.

For further details about Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, please call 01432 845 200 or visit www.wyevalenurseries.co.uk.