STAFF at a Hereford nursery are celebrating after winning three silver awards and three bronze awards for six of its new plants.

The prizes were handed out at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show.

Wyevale Nurseries, which is based in Hereford, won silver awards for its Phormium ‘Blondie’, Morus ‘Mojo Berry’ and Alstroemeria ‘Little Miss Zoe’ and bronze awards for Edelweiss ‘Blossom of Snow’, Agapanthus ‘His Majesty’ and Hydrangea ‘L.A. Dreamin’.

Adam Dunnett, sales and marketing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “We’re delighted to be coming away with six awards at the New Plant Awards at the HTA National Plant Show. During the past six years, the awards have grown and are now seen as the place to find the next best-selling plant for retailers.

“The show is a great place for us to display our new plants for the industry to see and it’s fantastic that six of our new plants have been crowned with awards.”

Phormium ‘Blondie’ won a silver award in the Shrubs and Climbers Category. It is a distinct new Phormium.

Morus ‘Mojo Berry’ is a new dwarf variety of Mulberry that fruits at a young age and won silver in the Shrubs and Climbers Category. It also won 2017 Chelsea Flower Show’s Best New Plant.

Alstroemeria ‘Little Miss Zoe’ scooped silver for Wyevale Nurseries in the Herbaceous Perennials Category. The plant starts out as green and cream and gradually develops into a bold green and white as the season develops.

Agapanthus ‘His Majesty’ took home a bronze award in the Herbaceous Perennials Category. From June through summer, it offers a stunning display with large heads of vivid, deep blue to purple flowers, which are held proudly on slightly taller stems. It was bred by Rod Richards of New World Plants in Herefordshire.

“Edelweiss ‘Blossom of Snow’ was also awarded a bronze award in the Herbaceous Perennials Category. This Edelweiss flowers like no other, not just once but twice a year, in summer and again in autumn.

Hydrangea ‘L.A. Dreamin’ was awarded bronze in the Shrubs and Climbers Category.

The Wyevale team regularly introduces new, award-winning plant varieties.