Two new plants to be launched at Chelsea

Plants For Europe is delighted to be working with Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants to launch two new plants at this year’s Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show.

Gaillardia Apricot Honey¬†is a new summer flowering perennial bred by Rosy Hardy of Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants.

Gaillardia Apricot Honey

It produces a long display of large warm apricot daisies from May onwards. It has been bred for use as a border perennial or for growing in a larger container. Full details can be found at


Salvia Kisses and Wishes is the fourth in the Wish series of Salvias and was selected by Sarah Knott of Southwater in West Sussex. It brings a bright pink to the series and follows the successful launches of Wendy’s Wish, Embers Wish and award-winning Love and Wishes.

Salvia Kisses and Wishes

It makes an excellent container plant for a sunny patio, producing flowers continuously from May until frost. More information can be found at

Both new varieties have been longlisted for the Chelsea Plant of the Year Award.

We’re delighted to be working with Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants again. Over the last few years, we have worked with them to successfully launch several new plants at Chelsea, including Geum Totally Tangerine, Eryngium Neptune’s Gold, Nepeta Summer Magic and many more. This year is a special year for Hardy’s as they celebrate 30 years of trading and the 30th wedding anniversary of nursery owners Rob and Rosy Hardy.