Hydrangea Miss Saori – RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2014. Available for sale now, buy yours here.
The most prestige horticultural event is in full swing and there is no doubt that the winner of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2014 has taken over gardening headlines. There were a few favourites in the line up this year including our very own Gerbera ‘Sweet Glow’ which won 3rd place. We knew we had challenge on our hands and so did our very own gardening expert Michael Perry who tweeted:
Hydrangea ‘Miss Saori’ made its world debut at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014; it wowed the judges and become Plant of the year! Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Miss Saori’ was bred in Kyoto, Japan, by Ryoji Irie, a young plantsman who also named the hydrangea after his wife. Who said romance was dead?
‘Miss Saori’ boasts striking double flowers with deep rose edging contrasting the white centres, and it is with no surprise that this is incredible hydrangea won the vote. These blooms are long-lasting and flowers in June and on first year wood. These plants thrive in a full sun or semi-shade and are perfect for both borders and container growing. We also adore Miss Saori’s sister line Hydrangea ‘Love’, which also boasts magnificent blooms in candy pink! Easy to grow and will fill a space in your garden for years to come.
Find more award winning hydrangeas alongside our best growers resources and planting tips at our hydrangea hub page.
Terri works in the e-commerce marketing department assisting the busy web team. Terri manages our blog and social media pages here at Thompson & Morgan and is dedicated to providing useful advice to our gardeners. Terri is new to gardening and keen to develop her horticultural knowledge.