National Collection Holder launches beautiful new cultivar at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Visitors to the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this year will have the opportunity to purchase a beautiful new Dianthus (Malmaison) cultivar in the Plant Heritage marquee.
Suffolk based National Collection Holder of Dianthus (Malmaison), Jim Marshall, will be launching the new cultivar ‘James Muir’ in the Plant Heritage marquee on press day, 8th July when he will present a bouquet to the Countess of Wessex.
Jim, who won a Gold Medal and Best in Marquee when he last displayed at Hampton Court in 2011 is making a return this year with a display that will depict an Edwardian florist shop and an amazing top secret central feature which will be revealed on press day.
Speaking on the new cultivar Jim said it has a wonderful strong fragrance and grows to slightly less than 1 metre. “It is a superb addition to my Collection as it’s a stronger pink than most of the other cultivars,” he added.
The Cultivar ‘James Muir’ has been named after Jim’s grandfather who lived in Edinburgh at a time when Malmaisons were very popular in Scotland. He worked in the antiques and furniture business and was a very keen gardener.
Jim is located in the Plant Heritage marquee, PH1 which can be found in the Grow Zone next to the Floral Marquee.
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