Rosa Joie de Vivre Best UK hardy nursery stock 2012

Rosa Joie de Vivre

Grower of the Year Award 2012 in the category ‘Best New Variety – Hardy Nursery Stock’ went to Rosa Joie de Vivre of John Woods Nurseries. ‘Joie de Vivre’ bred in Germany by Kordes, was in 2011 already elected to the Rose of the Year.

Highly commended in this category is Buddleja Chip Range of The Bransford Webbs Plant Company. The range started with Buddleja ‘Blue Chip’ bred by Dr Dennis K Werner at North Carolina State University, in collaboration with Spring Meadows Nursery in Michigan, USA. Newest additions are ‘Lilac Chip’ and ‘Red Chip’. These are dwarf Buddleja with masses of scented flowers attractive to both butterflies and bees, throughout the summer months.

Buddleia 'Lilac Chip'