Three New Plant Introductions for RHS Chelsea 2018

Here at Hardy's we feel hugely privileged when we are asked to launch new plants at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on behalf of other breeders or growers. 

It is a great way for us to be able to showcase new introductions on our display, and as an added bonus It allows us to give you, our customers the chance to get hold of these plants before they become more widely available.

This year we will be unveiling three new plants on our display within Chelsea's world famous Great Pavilion. 


Gaillardia 'Apricot Honey'

The first of the new introductions is our very own Gaillardia ‘Apricot Honey’, which Rosy has been evaluating and propagating for over two years at the nursery. As its names suggests, this 70cm high Gaillardia produces large, soft apricot flowers throughout the summer. Its elegant free form and gently arching habit, make it ideal for the middle of a warm sunny border, or in a large container.


 Polemonium yezoense ‘Kaleidoscope’

The second introduction is Polemonium yezoense ‘Kaleidoscope’ which was bred in 2001 at Dunmore Nursery. This striking plant is sure to attract attention of visitors to Chelsea.

Its foliage emerges cream flushed, deep pink and red and matures to bronze green with creamy yellow variegation, maintaining a pink flush. Its purple blue flowers reach 60 cm and it makes a good compact plant for the front of a sunny or partially shaded border, or in a container.





Salvia 'Kisses and Wishes ' 

A last minute addition to our New Plants for Chelsea Flower Show and one that is sure to prove popular with Salvia fans.

2018 marks 30 years of marriage for Robert and Rosy Hardy so perhaps it was fate that we should be launching the aptly named Salvia 'Kisses and Wishes' on behalf of its breeder  ....   Look out for more details about this Salvia in the next few days!


Salvia Love and Wishes


We will be adding all three of these New Plants to the website over the coming days. They will be available to purchase from the 22nd May onwards, while stocks last.