We only enter the RHS Chelsea competition if we have a truly sensational plant; to date we’ve entered twice and been fortunate enough to win on both occasions – in 2017 and 2019! This year the RHS celebrates a decade of the RHS Chelsea “Plant of the Year” competition. Many of these award-winning varieties have become garden favourites and been sold in astounding numbers.

Here’s a list of some of our favourites that have won over those 10 years, so you can add some award-winning varieties to your garden.

Suttons’ Winners

Growing

Sedum Atlantis is extremely versatile and is just as happy in a hanging basket, window box or pots for indoor displays as it is outdoors in rockeries or borders. Beginners and time-poor gardeners will love its drought tolerance while bees love it for its pollen! However, like all plants, they do still need water, so ensure they don't dry out completely in dry spells, particularly when your plant is first establishing.

Flowers July-September. Height 15cm (6"); spread 30cm. (12")

2019: Sedum Atlantis

Sedum Atlantis is a plant for our times; it’s drought tolerant, suitable for small spaces and attractive to bees. Its striking foliage forms rosettes of serrated green leaves with thick, creamy margins and tips that turn a pink blush in the autumn. The pink tinged flower buds open to bee-magnet yellow flowers. New leaves emerge in a beautifully creamy white, before developing into an attractive green with striking white borders and gradually forming a half metre wide cushion of drought resistant leaves. To top it off, this plant then covers itself with a foam of bee and butterfly magnet yellow flowers from July through to September.

1 x 9cm Potted Plant

£7.99

3 x 9cm Potted Plants

£15 was £23.97

1 x 2 Litre Potted Plant

£9.99

Growing

Choose a sunny position and a good fertile ground adding multi-purpose compost. The soil should be moisture retentive and free draining. It’s also perfect for growing in a pot! Wherever you choose, the plant may still need watering for the first year or so and during periods of dry weather.

Only prune dead wood or inwards growing and crossing branches or longer shoots, to keep the plant in a nice rounded mound shape.

Flowers May-September. Height 150cm (59”); spread 150cm (59”).

2017: Mulberry Charlotte Russe (Mojo Berry)

We know it can be tricky to find these fruits in supermarkets and you can now have all the joys of growing your own mulberries without the hassle of keeping a large tree! This dwarf, compact variety only reaches a height of approximately 1.5 meters, making it suitable for any garden. It’s self-pollinating, fully hardy and fruits on both old and new wood, so you can be pick mulberries within the first year – from May right through until September!

1 x 2 Litre Potted Plant

£24.99

1 x 5 Litre Potted Plant

£29.99

Also available as a beautiful, tall stemmed "standard" plant:

1 x 14cm Pot with Standard Plant

£34.99

2 x 14cm Pot with Standard Plant

£50.00 was £69.98

Suttons’ Winners

2019: Sedum Atlantis

Sedum Atlantis is a plant for our times; it’s drought tolerant, suitable for small spaces and attractive to bees. Its striking foliage forms rosettes of serrated green leaves with thick, creamy margins and tips that turn a pink blush in the autumn. The pink tinged flower buds open to bee-magnet yellow flowers. New leaves emerge in a beautifully creamy white, before developing into an attractive green with striking white borders and gradually forming a half metre wide cushion of drought resistant leaves. To top it off, this plant then covers itself with a foam of bee and butterfly magnet yellow flowers from July through to September.

Growing

Sedum Atlantis is extremely versatile and is just as happy in a hanging basket, window box or pots for indoor displays as it is outdoors in rockeries or borders. Beginners and time-poor gardeners will love its drought tolerance while bees love it for its pollen! However, like all plants, they do still need water, so ensure they don't dry out completely in dry spells, particularly when your plant is first establishing.

Flowers July-September. Height 15cm (6"); spread 30cm. (12")

1 x 9cm Potted Plant

£7.99

3 x 9cm Potted Plants

£15 was £23.97

1 x 2 Litre Potted Plant

£9.99

2017: Mulberry Charlotte Russe (Mojo Berry)

We know it can be tricky to find these fruits in supermarkets and you can now have all the joys of growing your own mulberries without the hassle of keeping a large tree! This dwarf, compact variety only reaches a height of approximately 1.5 meters, making it suitable for any garden. It’s self-pollinating, fully hardy and fruits on both old and new wood, so you can be pick mulberries within the first year – from May right through until September!

Growing

Choose a sunny position and a good fertile ground adding multi-purpose compost. The soil should be moisture retentive and free draining. It’s also perfect for growing in a pot! Wherever you choose, the plant may still need watering for the first year or so and during periods of dry weather.

Only prune dead wood or inwards growing and crossing branches or longer shoots, to keep the plant in a nice rounded mound shape.

Flowers May-September. Height 150cm (59”); spread 150cm (59”).

1 x 2 Litre Potted Plant

£24.99

1 x 5 Litre Potted Plant

£29.99

Also available as a beautiful, tall stemmed "standard" plant:

1 x 14cm Pot with Standard Plant

£34.99

2 x 14cm Pot with Standard Plant

£50.00 was £69.98

Previous Award Winners

2018: Hydrangea Runaway Bride

Runaway Bride is a real showstopper! what sets it apart from other varieties, is its unique ability to produce flowers from every leaf joint resulting in a great flowery show with many more blooms than almost all other varieties. What’s even better is that it continually reproduces flowers from early summer through to September. The pure white flowers take on a slight pink tinge as they age and this versatile plant can be grown in the garden, containers or even draping over a wall. Overall, it’s a neat and compact growing plant and fully hardy which prefers reasonably moist soil and sun or dappled shade.

Height 101-150cm. Supplied in a 3-litre pot. Delivery within 14-21 days.

1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant

£22.99

1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant

£22.99

2015: Viburnum Kilimanjaro Sunrise

A stunningly elegant Viburnum! Pure white lacecap flowers are produced in profusion all the way up this beautifully tiered plant. As summer progresses, the flowers take on a pink tinge and in autumn the foliage turns to a lovely orange colour and red berries form, which later turn black for an additional season of interest.

Height 301cm+. Supplied in a 3-litre pot. Delivery within 14-21 days.

1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant

£18.99

1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant

£18.99

2014: Hydrangea macrophylla Miss Saori

Bred by one of the most highly respected Hydrangea breeders, ‘Miss Saori’ is quite unique! This is the first of a new breed of hydrangea that will remain the same colour, regardless of your soil type, so you are guaranteed to see these beautiful blooms at their best. Flowers June-September.

Height 90-100cm (35-39"); spread 90-100cm (35-39"). Supplied in a 3 litre pot.

1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant

£16.99

1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant

£16.99

Plant of the Centenary

Growing

When caring for your geraniums, allow the soil to dry to some extent between watering, then water the plants thoroughly. Geraniums will require less watering during the winter months but refrain from allowing the roots to dry out.

Remember to deadhead flowers. This will encourage your geraniums to blossom and be more productive. In order to promote bushiness, pinch the stems. Re-pot your geraniums as required during the spring.

Flowers June-October. Height 30cm (12"); spread 40cm (16"). Supplied in a 2-litre pot.

Geranium Rozanne

"Voted by the public and growers as the “Plant of the Centenary” at the 100th Chelsea Flower Show!"

These reliable plants provide a long season of interest, not only with their wide variety of flower forms and colours but also with their diverse range of attractive leaf shapes. They make excellent ground cover, forming spreading mats of weed-suppressing foliage topped with masses of colourful saucer-shaped flowers up to 5cm which are violet-blue with white centres. Flowers June-October. Height 30cm; spread 40cm.

1 x 9cm Potted Plant

£7.99

3 x 9cm Potted Plants

£15 was £23.97

1 x 2 Litre Potted Plant

£9.99

Plant of the Centenary

Geranium Rozanne

"Voted by the public and growers as the “Plant of the Centenary” at the 100th Chelsea Flower Show!"

These reliable plants provide a long season of interest, not only with their wide variety of flower forms and colours but also with their diverse range of attractive leaf shapes. They make excellent ground cover, forming spreading mats of weed-suppressing foliage topped with masses of colourful saucer-shaped flowers up to 5cm which are violet-blue with white centres. Flowers June-October. Height 30cm; spread 40cm.

Growing

When caring for your geraniums, allow the soil to dry to some extent between watering, then water the plants thoroughly. Geraniums will require less watering during the winter months but refrain from allowing the roots to dry out.

Remember to deadhead flowers. This will encourage your geraniums to blossom and be more productive. In order to promote bushiness, pinch the stems. Re-pot your geraniums as required during the spring.

Flowers June-October. Height 30cm (12"); spread 40cm (16"). Supplied in a 2-litre pot.

1 x 9cm Potted Plant

£7.99

3 x 9cm Potted Plants

£15 was £23.97

1 x 2 Litre Potted Plant

£9.99

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