Plant of the Centenary: The Official Shortlist
|Starting to bounce back after a hard winter: Erysimum 'Bowles Mauve' in my garden yesterday|
There are some truly landmark plants: Russell hybrid lupins; a Heuchera, and Geranium 'Rozanne' - how many plants can claim to be the subject of a court case? There's also a nod to the gardening legacy shaped by the plant hunters, in the form of Pieris formosa var. forrestii
My congratulations goes to Shirl, whose chosen favourite is amongst the shortlist of 10: the pictured Erysimum. Sadly I can't find my picture with a hummingbird hawk moth dancing attendance one summer, so I've had to make do with a snap taken yesterday.
Each plant has its champion, matched by their decade of birth as well as the plant's Chelsea debut. It's worth looking at them on the RHS's site, purely for the wonderfully named Chelsea Pensioner who champions the Saxifraga 'Tumbling waters': Sergeant Stan Pepper :)
All that remains is to get voting everyone!
I have 3 out of the 10 in my garden. How does yours fare?