RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Year 2022 Announced

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed the winner of the prestigious RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year at the opening of the world-famous show, sponsored by The Newt in Somerset, which runs until Saturday 28 May.

Competing against 19 other shortlisted plants, × Semponium 'Destiny' from Surreal Succulents was selected as the winner, with second place going to Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ (Dreameria Series) from Stonebarn Landscapes and third place to Salvia Pink Amistad (‘Arggr17-011’) from Middleton Nurseries Ltd.
The winning entry was selected by a panel of over 100 plant experts with the annual competition celebrating the work of breeders and nurseries in developing and growing new plant varieties.
The winning plants and the finalists are on display in the Great Pavilion (stand GP224) at RHS Chelsea from 24 to 28 May. Limited tickets are available from
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For the full list of plants and images contact RHS Press Office, [email protected]

Notes to editors

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 24 – 28 May 2022
24 – 25 May      RHS members only, 8am – 8pm
26 – 27 May      RHS members and non-members, 8am – 8pm
27 May (late)     RHS members and non-members, 5.30pm – 10pm
28 May             RHS members and non-members, 8am – 5.30pm
Venue: Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London SW3 4SL
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RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2022 finalists:
Iris Fran’s Gold (‘Jf1) – Burncoose Nurseries
Rosa Bring Me Sunshine (‘Ausernie’) – David Austin Roses Ltd.
Rosa Elizabeth (‘Ausmajesty’) – David Austin Roses Ltd.
Salvia Pink Amistad (‘Arggr17-011’) – Middleton Nurseries Ltd. – THIRD PLACE
Salvia × sylvestris (‘A Little Bit’) – Middleton Nurseries Ltd.
Aeonium ‘Jubilee’ – Ottershaw Cacti
Alstroemeria ‘June Ferelyth’ (Little Miss Series) – Alstroemeria Select
Rosa Loyal Companion (‘Beaqueen’) – Peter Beales Roses
Forsythia × intermedia ‘Discovery’ (syn. John Mitchell) – Sparsholt College
Geranium pratense ‘Storm Cloud’ – Sparsholt College
Dianthus (Allwoodii Group) Electric Dreams (‘Wp22 Elecdr’) – London Fire Brigade
Armeria pseudarmeria ‘Dreamland’ (Dreameria Series) – Stonebarn Landscapes – 2ND PLACE
Echinacea Evolution Colorific ('Balevoeen') – Stonebarn Landscapes
Buddleja davidii Little Ruby ('Botex 006') (Butterfly Candy Series) – Stonebarn Landscapes
× Semponium 'Diamond' – Surreal Succulents
× Semponium 'Destiny' – Surreal Succulents - WINNER
Geranium × cantabrigiense 'Intense' – Moore and Moore Plants
Rhododendron Starstyle Pink ('Azaare01') - Hare Spring Cottage Plants
Weigela Magic Carpet ('Tmwg18-06') (Prism Series) – Binny Plants
Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) ‘Purpleicious’ – Stonebarn Landscapes
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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) was founded in 1804 and is the UK’s largest gardening charity.
The RHS vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place via its inspirational gardens and shows, science research and advisory, extensive library collections and far-reaching education and community programmes. With over 600,000 members the RHS also shares its horticultural knowledge and expertise with millions of people every year through its website and publications.
In 2021, the RHS launched its Sustainability Strategy, committing to be net positive for nature and people by 2030. The supporting RHS Planet-Friendly Gardening Campaign will continue to harness the power of the UK’s 30 million gardeners to help tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis.
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About The Newt in Somerset  
The Newt in Somerset is a working country estate in Somerset, between the towns of Bruton and Castle Cary. The original Georgian manor house and farm buildings sit amidst farmland, woodland, orchards and acres of gardens - shaped over centuries by successive enthusiasts, including renowned garden designer and writer Penelope Hobhouse, who first opened them to the public in the mid-1980s. The gardens’ latest incarnation was designed by landscape artist Patrice Taravella. Influenced by thousands of years of horticultural history, mixing ornamental and productive elements, they are a feast for the eyes and the stomach.
With a focus on Somerset heritage, sustainable agriculture and artisan production, the estate encompasses a luxury hotel and spa within Hadspen House and the Farmyard, designed by Karen Roos, in addition to restaurants, farm shops, immersive garden attractions and a Cyder Press & Cellar.
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