The Chelsea Flower Show named its Plant of the Decade, in celebration of 10 years of its Plant of the Year competition, in 2020.
Last year, as a special event to celebrate a decade of prizes, Chelsea decided to have the ten past Plant of the Year winners battle it out for the new prestigious title, through a people's choice vote, and one came out on top. For the in-person event this September, there is a new RHS Floristry and Floral Design competition to get excited about, too.
Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Decade
That Plant of the Decade winner was 2015's Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum Kilimanjaro Sunrise ('Jww5').
While the shrub with pretty white flowers has been been voted the nation's favourite, it was 2010 plant Streptocarpus 'Harlequin Blue' with its blue and yellow petals, which was named the RHS President's Winner.
In 2019, Sedum takesimense 'Atlantis' took the Plant of the Year top spot.
According to Chelsea organisers the sedum topped the list because it’s: "An attractive, easy to grow, versatile and multi-functional plant."
BUY NOW Sedum 'Atlantis', from £7.99, Crocus
The sedum ticks many boxes for gardeners as it’s drought resistant and its flowers are attractive to insect pollinators.
It was discovered on the banks of Lake Michigan by Dave Mackenzie, who specialises in plants for ground cover, green roofs and walls.
Growing to 30cm high, its yellow flowers bloom from June to September.
In second place for the 2019 show was a very different plant from the winner, Digitalis x valinii 'Firebird'.
The plant has a 90cm spike of vibrant red, pink and apricot flowers and blooms from May to October.
BUY NOW Digitalis x valinii 'Firebird', £7.50, Hardy's
In third place was Agapanthus 'Fireworks', with two tone flowers sporting a blue base and white tips and is suited to containers and borders. It flowers from July to September.
BUY NOW Agapanthus 'Fireworks', £9.99, Thompson & Morgan
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