Geranium Rozanne® wins Plant of the Centenary
We are delighted to relay the news that Geranium Rozanne® (‘Gerwat’) has been declared 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. Having been exhibited there in 2000, in a garden design by Adrian Bloom that had it spilling out of a well, Rozanne® was selected as the Plant of the Decade for 1993-2002. The public were then left to decide which of the ten should be crowned ‘Plant of the Centenary’.
Rozanne’s victory is testimony to her 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 she is today without the people who persevered to put her there. Donald and Rozanne Waterer, the keen gardeners who discovered her (sadly no longer with us). Adrian Bloom, who was one of the first to recognise 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 her 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 everybody who contributed towards this well-deserved success.