Plant of the Centenary

Geranium Rozanne ('Gerwat') has been announced the RHS Plant of the Centenary.

Thousands of people voted for the Plant of the Centenary from a shortlist of 10 - one for each decade the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been held - and this beautiful geranium achieved the top spot.

Geranium Rozanne ('Gerwat') was picked as the top plant launched between 1993 - 2002. Lupinus Russell hybrids came in a close second.

Geranium Rozanne ('Gerwat') has beautiful, violet-blue flowers growing atop mounds of slightly marbled, deep green foliage. Its lengthy flowering period is June to at least September.

The shortlist

The shortlist was picked by a panel of horticultural experts from plants launched at the Chelsea Flower since 1913; one for each of the past 10 years.

1913 - 1922: Saxifraga ‘Tumbling Waters’
1923 - 1932: Pieris formosa var. forrestii
1933 - 1942: Lupinus Russell hybrids
1943 - 1952: Rhododendron yakushimanum
1953 – 1962: Rosa Iceberg (‘Korbin’)
1963 - 1972: Cornus ‘Eddie’s White Wonder’
1973 – 1982: Erysimum ‘Bowles's Mauve’
1983 - 1992: Heuchera villosa ‘Palace Purple’
1993 - 2002: Geranium Rozanne (‘Gerwat’)
2003 - 2012: Streptocarpus ‘Harlequin Blue’

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