Johnsons of Whixley going for Gold at National Plant Show

Johnsons Garden Centre Sales, part of the York-based Johnsons of Whixley Group, is set to introduce a brand new plant. A new geranium is being released in a bid to scoop gold in the New Plant Awards.

Johnsons of Whixley is hoping to scoop gold for its new plant ?Geranium Miss Heidi? in the show?s New Plant Awards. The plant has been entered into the ?Herbaceous Perennials? category judged by a panel of experts. It will also feature in the visitor vote to crown best in show.

Last year Johnsons took away a bronze award for ?Berberis Thunderbolt?. This year they are aiming even higher. The nursery has the exclusivity in the UK to grow and sell the plant to its garden centre customers.

Johnsons Garden Centre Sales

Mark Reynard, sales manager at Johnsons Garden Centre Sales said: ?We?re really looking forward to unveiling Geranium Miss Heidi at this year?s show. The plant features masses of pink flowers with darker pink veining that continue right through the spring and summer. It contrasts beautifully with patterned attractive green foliage. It?s a great one for growing in patio pots or in mixed perennial borders.?

As well as launching a new plant at the show, the plant supplier?will be showcasing plants from all four of its Plantsman ranges. In addition to this, there will be some exciting news on the launch of a 12 litre tree range from August 2016. There is also an extended list of climbing plants available from spring 2017. Customers will also have the opportunity to take advantage of up to 30 exclusive show deals.

Johnsons of Whixley is one of the longest established and largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe, and a trusted supplier of plants and trees to garden centres across the UK.

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