2021’s Fantasy Plant League was a roaring success – and now it’s back for 2022 to coincide with the prestigous Flower Trials! This year’s top choices are abundant with show stopping plants in all categories. However, there’s a catch. This year’s competition is slightly different to last year’s; please note that you will be voting for the plant purely from the photo and the basic name, and without knowing the breeding company, supplier or variety name. The winners will be revealed and crowns will be handed out on 20th June 2022!
Here are this year’s categories
- Basket plants
- Bedding plants
- Indoor plants
- Potted plants
**UPDATE** This year’s winners have now been chosen. Here are the crowns of your categories:
1. Basket plant – Petunia F1 Limbo/Mambo GP Pastel Mixture
2. Bedding plant – Dahlia ‘Lubega Power’
3. Edible – Summer Breeze ‘Cherry Blossom’
4. Indoor plant – Chrysanthemum Firestone Pink
5. Potted plant – Anigozanthus Celebrations ‘Masquerade’
In addition to the lowdown on the plants at the Flower Trials 2022, I’ve also listed what I think are the top six trends at the exhibition. You can read what I’ve written about here!
1. The next top basket plant
2. The next top bedding plant
3. The next top edible
4. The next top indoor plant
5. The next top potted plant
Michael has been involved with gardening and plants since he was just five years old. He is a self-professed Plant Geek, and was listed in the Sunday Times top 20 most influential people in the gardening world, thanks to his plant hunter role at Thompson & Morgan.
Michael was responsible for new plant introductions such as the Egg and Chips plant and the FuchsiaBerry and keeps busy travelling the world in search of new plants as well as lecturing worldwide, including stints in Japan. He is very active on social media – so why not give him a follow at @mr_plantgeek or Facebook – and writes a plant-focused Substack called Grow This, Not That.