Geranium ‘Rozanne’ has been declared Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Centenary.
Voted for by members of the public, this unique accolade was created to celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show’s 100th anniversary. Ten candidates were selected by a panel of RHS experts to represent each of the ten decades of the show’s existence. ‘Rozanne’ was exhibited at the show in 2000, in a garden design by Adrian Bloom that had it spilling out of a well, and was selected as the Plant of the Decade for 1993-2002. The public was then asked to decide which of the ten should be crowned Plant of the Centenary.
Rozanne’s victory is testimony to the plant’s impeccable credentials as a truly garden worthy plant which has already stood the test of time, still unsurpassed after 13 years in the market. With over 12 million plants sold throughout the world, this is a shining example of quality achieving the success it deserves.
‘Rozanne’ wouldn’t be where it is today without the people who persevered to discover, develop and market this unique plant. Donald and Rozanne Waterer, the keen gardeners who discovered her (sadly no longer with us). Adrian Bloom, who was one of the first to recognize her potential and pushed hard to find a successful propagation method. The growers and retailers who took her on. The RHS expert panel who acknowledged this cultivar’s significance. Henry Grub, the fifteen-year-old budding horticulturist who was chosen by the RHS to champion ‘Rozanne’s case. And all the people who voted for her to win Plant of the Centenary.
Blooms of Bressingham wholeheartedly thanks everyone who contributed towards this well-deserved success.
‘Rozanne’ was also selected as the Perennial Plant of the Year in 2008 by the Perennial Plant Associetion.
For more information contact Christine Kelleher, marketing director, Blooms of Bressingham, c/o Aris Horticulture, Inc.
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Office 1.800.232.9557 or 330.745.2143 ext. 2512