GardenDrumChelsea Flower Show announces new plant releases

Iris ‘Prince Eugène’ - Cayeux Iris

Iris ‘Prince Eugène’ – Cayeux Iris

The Chelsea Flower Show 2015 has announced the new plant releases that will be at the show: stunning new iris; a swag of roses; a bright white lavender; pretty primula; speckled Streptocarpus; luscious clematis; and a deep purple lupin.

A selection of Chelsea Flower Show releases that have caught GardenDrum’s eye:

Rosa 'Kelmscott' David Austin Roses

Rosa ‘Kelmscott’ David Austin Roses

Rosa ‘Kelmscott’ from David Austin Roses is a large shrub rose with rich pink flowers and a strong myrrh fragrance that blooms from early summer right through to the first frosts.

Rosa ‘Susie’ Harkness Roses

Harkness Roses has Rosa ‘Susie’, a new yellow-gold climbing patio rose with a distinct citronella perfume. The golden flowers contrast well against very glossy dark green foliage. A good climbing rose for pots and small spaces.

Lavandula angustifolia 'Purity' from Downderry Nursery

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Purity’ from Downderry Nursery

Most white lavenders are a soft, milky white but the new white English lavender from Downderry Nursery, Lavandula angustifolia ‘Purity’ has been bred for its stronger, brighter white colour. It grows to a neat 40cm x 40cm mound and flowers in mid-summer.

Primula × anisodoxa ‘Kevock Surprise’ from Kevock Garden Plants

Primula × anisodoxa ‘Kevock Surprise’ from Kevock Garden Plants

If your a primula fan, you’ll like Kevock Garden Plants new hybrid Primula × anisodoxa ‘Kevock Surprise’. Combining the deep red of Primula wilsonii and yellow of Primula prolifera, the new primula produces a surprising range of different tones of salmon-pink flowers with deep red through to pale peach flowers on the one plant.

Clematis 'Innocent Glance' Thorncroft Clematis

Clematis ‘Innocent Glance’ Thorncroft Clematis


Thorncroft Clematis is showing Clematis ‘Innocent Glance’, featuring large double rosy-pink flowers on old wood, and single flowers on the newer wood. Flowers from late spring to mid-summer.

Streptocarpus ‘Polka-Dot Purple’

Streptocarpus ‘Polka-Dot Purple’





Streptocarpus ‘Polka-Dot Purple’ from Dibleys Nurseries has unusually speckled and striped white and deep purple flowers.


Iris 'Cigarillo'Cayeux Iris is showing Iris ‘Prince Eugène’ (see pic above), a combination of white standards, and beige-white falls with a wide border of vivid raspberry red, and also Iris ‘Cigarillo’, a slightly roasted, copper-honeyed tone with orange beards and generous branching habit producing up to 10 flowers per stem.

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