Geranium Rozanne is the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Plant of the Centenary
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show celebrated its 100th birthday in 2013 and to mark the occasion asked the public to vote for their Plant of the Centenary.
In acknowlegement of 100 glorious years of amateur gardeners, the RHS convened a panel of horticultural experts to select the top 10 plants launched at the Chelsea Flower Show since 1913; one for each of its 10 decades.
Geranium 'Rozanne' (Rozanne© Gerwat) was selected as 'Plant of the Decade' for 1993-2002 and fifteen-year-old Henry Grub from East Grinstead, a former finalist for RHS Young School Gardener of the Year, was chosen by the RHS to champion it in the 'Plant of the Centenary' competition.
Henry's wealth of knowledge and flair for presenting impressed the judges for his category so much they dubbed him a 'mini David Attenborough'. Henry has a soft spot for geraniums as they are his mother's favorite. We would like to extend our deepest thanks to Henry for his contribution helping 'Rozanne'' win this very special accolade.
The qualities that make 'Rozanne' a winnerOf the many beautiful perennial plants available to home gardeners, few are as easy to grow and versatile to use as Geranium 'Rozanne'.
Not only does she adapt effortlessly to a wide range of climates, but she can be used in so many different ways. She also has an exceptionally long blooming period, starting in spring and continuing right through till the first hard frosts. What other perennial gives you so much colour?
Geranium 'Rozanne' is easy to grow, no matter how green-thumbed - or not - you happen to be and wherever you live. She can be used in lots of different ways, from borders and landscaping to containers and hanging baskets. And it's not just us, the RHS panel and Henry who've recognized her talents - 'Rozanne' has been given prestigious awards and made millions of gardeners and garden visitors very happy indeed.