Plenty of exhibitors to see at the HTA National Plant Show

As ever the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, will be jam packed with exhibitors when it takes place on 25 and 26 June at Stoneleigh Park this year.

Over one hundred of the UK’s best plant suppliers will be under one roof, showing more than a thousand plant varieties, everything from seeds to trees. Plant previews, launches and promotions are all on the agenda.

Ball Colegrave is presenting its recently introduced programme of high performing zonal and ivy leaf geraniums. The refreshed range incorporates existing top performing varieties with great new genetics from leading geranium breeders. It includes the ivy leaf Geranium ‘Supreme’ a superior series of free-branching, cascading plants with large, crisp and bold single flowers.

Seiont Nurseries is bringing to market the best possible new shrub and perennial introductions and showcasing three fantastic introductions all yet to be launched to the trade. Namely Escallonia ‘Golden Carpet’, a Sambucus (yet to be named), and Agapanthus ‘Golden Drop’.

Fairweather’s Nursery is revealing many new introductions including Agapanthus ‘Brilliant Blue’ which is hardy and very free flowering, and Lychnis ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ which has fantastic scarlet red flowers. Also on display will be Leucanthemum ‘Freak’, winner of the Best in Category for Herbaceous Perennial at last year’s Show.

John Woods Nurseries is showing new additions to its range for the autumn 2013 and spring 2014 seasons as well as many promotional plants that are proven winners in the planteria. Plants on show will include a new addition to the Mattocks rose range, new promotional shrubs and a special promotion of the striking Hachmann rhododendrons in the Waterers collection of ericaceous plants.

Gardeners Kitchen is set to revolutionise the shelf life of young plants for retailers and has developed a cultural technique which can add as much as two weeks to the shelf life of most of the 140 vegetable varieties that Gardeners Kitchen produces.

Kernock Park Plants is introducing the Proven Winners POS materials for its beautiful collection of plants all marketed under the Proven Winners brand.  Step onto the stand to see their fantastic merchandising display and new website where you can register as a stockist of Proven Winners plants and browse the new season’s catalogue.

Other must see exhibitors include Wyvale Nurseries, Hillier Nurseries, Bransford Webbs Plant Company and Lowaters.

To find out more about who’s exhibiting and all news visit http://www.nationalplantshow.co.uk/index.php/visitors/show-preview

HTA

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