5 new plants at Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Here are five new plants tickle your taste buds that you can see live at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show.

The Great Pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is a sight to behold with dozens of exhibits showcasing just about every plant genus known to man.  From insect eating carnivorous plants, to sumptuous strawberries, toptastic tulips and the most spectacular begonias and more there’s something for every plantaholic. Apart from the last day of the show when the stands are dismantled, you can’t physically buy plants at Chelsea, but you can take advantage of special offers and the chance to order plants by mail order.

Hidden among the botanical delights throughout the great pavilion are dozens of new plants being launched to the public. Some you could easily miss, while others are lauded high and displayed in all their glory for your delight.

Lilium ‘Perfect Joy’
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Lilium ‘Perfect Joy’: Pinetops Nursery – Stand GPA110

If plants in pots are your delight then this stunning new lily is sure to draw admiring glances in your garden. Lilium ‘Perfect Joy’ has huge open flowers in a rich raspberry pink with a soft white centre. The contrast between the pink and white is very striking, like a stick of seaside rock and the clean, green foliage gives the plant a healthy overall look.

Rosa “Roald Dahl’
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Rosa 'Roald Dahl’: David Austin Roses – Stand GPE179

Every garden needs a rose, so why not plant one with its very own story? Rosa ‘Roald Dahl’ (Ausowlish) celebrates the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth. It’s a free flowering rose with fragrant, soft peachy flowers opening from rich orange- red buds creating a warm glow in the border. One of the David Austin English roses, bred to be resistant to the British weather.

Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Campfire’
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Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Campfire’: Sun Flower Square Stand GPA 110

Stunning plants don’t need to be great flowerers. This coleus is grown for its fabulous copper orange leaves, which provide months of colour all summer long. Perfect for patio pots and containers, Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Campfire’ is  a great plant for adding contrast to your plant combinations and will hold its colour even in full sun.

Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Charlotte’
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Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Charlotte’: National Chrysanthemum Society – Deliflor – Stand GPG236

Chrysanthemums are the new dahlias and this one is a real stunner. Named after HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Charlotte’ is a soft baby pink with a tinged green highlight. A percentage from plant sales will be donated to the East Anglia Children’s Hospice.

Iris ‘Terre a Silex’
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Iris ‘Terre a Silex’: Cayeux Iris - Stand GPD160

Bearded Iris are a stunning addition to the garden. Iris ‘Terre a Silex’ is a real beauty with white, floaty standards edged with soft aubergine and striking purple-black falls with a luminous burnt red orange beard resting on a white and purple striped area. Every flower is a living sculpture.

Lilium ‘Perfect Joy’
Rosa “Roald Dahl’
Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Campfire’
Chrysanthemum ‘Rossano Charlotte’
Iris ‘Terre a Silex’