The new 2015 calendar will highlight plants which are widely available in garden centres and are looking their best on a month by month basis. This year the campaign will also feature the companion plants that can be planted along side to complement them in the garden.
Promoted to both members and gardening media, the Plant of the Month calendar has been nominated and agreed by the HTA Retail Suppliers Group and HTA Retail Management Group to ensure that it meets the needs of growers and retailers.
The full list of plants and celebrities that feature in the 2014/2015 calendar are:
January - Helleborus - David Domoney
February - Heathers - David Lindo
March - Pansy/Violas - Esther Rantzen CBE
April - Rhododendron - Frances Tophill
May - Pelargonium - Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE
June - Roses - Chris Collins
July - Salvia - Pippa Greenwood
August - Hydrangea - Katie Melua
September - Japanese Anemone - Jason Ingram
October - Conifers - Alex Gregory MBE
November - Trees - Christine Walkden
December - Sarcoccoca - Mak Gilchrist
ITV's Love Your Garden
Blue Peter Gardener
Musician and singer
Gardener's World photographer
Team GB Olympic Gold Medal Rower
The One Show's Gardening expert
Founder of the Edible Busstop and former Chanel model
This year, each plant has a celebrity champion who will all give their unique perspective on the plant and why it’s their favourite in the garden.
For high resolution images of the plants and celebrities, please contact the HTA Media Office firstname.lastname@example.org
Plant of the Month POS Packs can be ordered from Hortipak www.hortipak.co.uk
With thanks to David Domoney Ltd, W6 Garden Centre, Burston Nurseries, Majestic Trees, Royal Horticultural Society.