New Introductions

New introductions are at the heart of our offer. We trial many new varieties each season, bringing only the best to you, and here in Norfolk we grow slowly, to create strong and sturdy ‘unforced’ plants that will stand the test of time not just on garden centre sales benches, but most importantly, in gardens themselves.

Award-winning plant introductions

2021 Prunus ‘Anouck’

2021 Prunus ‘Anouck’

Gold Trees Category HTA Virtual New Plant Awards

Salvia ‘Animo’

2021 Salvia ‘Animo’

Silver HTA Virtual New Plant Awards

2021 Prunus’ Kalmthout Beauty

2021 Prunus’ Kalmthout Beauty

Bronze HTA Virtual New Plant Awards

Abelia ‘Raspberry Profusion’

2021 Abelia ‘Raspberry Profusion’

Bronze HTA Virtual New Plant Awards

2021 Berberis ‘Orange Ice’

2021 Berberis ‘Orange Ice’

Bronze HTA Virtual New Plant Awards

Sollya ‘Ultra Blue’

2021 Sollya ‘Ultra Blue’

Bronze HTA Virtual New Plant Awards

Raspberry ‘Groovy’

2020 Raspberry ‘Groovy’

Gold Best Shrub HTA Virtual New Plant Awards

Potentilla ‘Cream’issima’

2020 Potentilla ‘Cream’issima’

Silver HTA Virtual New Plant Awards

Salvia ‘Amante’

2019 Salvia ‘Amante’

Silver HTA National Plant Show

Adenophora ‘White Blaze’

2017 Adenophora ‘White Blaze’

Gold Best New Herbaceous Perennial, Best in Show

Clematis ‘Nubia’

2016 Clematis ‘Nubia’

Best Climbers, Visitors’ Vote Best in Show

Salvia ‘Blue Marvel’

2016 – Salvia ‘Blue Marvel’

Best New Perennial, Judges’ Best in Show

Geranium ‘Pink Pouffe’

2015 Geranium ‘Pink Pouffe’

Gold at HTA National Plant Show

Salvia ‘Love & Wishes’

2015 Salvia ‘Love & Wishes’

Best in Show Public & Judges’ Vote, Best New Herbaceous Perennial HTA National Plant Show

Salvia ‘Lavender Dilly Dilly’

2015 Salvia ‘Lavender Dilly Dilly’

Silver HTA National Plant Show

Salvia ‘Lavender Dilly Dilly’

2015 Salvia ‘Clotted Cream’

Silver HTA National Plant Show

Trollius 'Dancing Flame'

2014 Trollius ‘Dancing Flame’

Best New Herbaceous Perennial, Best in Show title at HTA National Plant Show

Clematis ‘Bernadine’

2012 Clematis ‘Bernadine’

Best New Climber at HTA National Plant Show

Hydrangea ‘Dark Angel’

2012 Hydrangea ‘Dark Angel’

Best in Show title HTA National Plant Show

Salvia ‘Amistad’

2011 Salvia ‘Amistad’

Best Nursery Stock Introduction at Four Oaks Trade Show

Antirrhinum ‘Eternal Magenta’

2011 Antirrhinum ‘Eternal Magenta’

Best New Herbaceous Perennial at HTA National Plant Show

Clematis ‘Guiding Promise’

2010 Clematis ‘Guiding Promise’

Best New Climber at GLEE

Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’

2010 Helenium ‘Mardi Gras’

Best New Plant at GLEE

Development of new varieties

Initially, just a small batch of plants of each variety are tested – anywhere from 5 to 50 in each sample size. Potential ‘winners’ are selected by the research and development team and taken forward for commercial trials in Year Two of 500 plants. If successful at commercial trials the variety will be put into full-scale production with our ‘promotional’ programme in Year Three.

Temptations Branding

Our plants are enhanced with our premium quality, colour, bespoke ‘Temptations’ branded labels to drive sales in garden centres, featuring helpful RHS AGM, Industry Award Winner and Attracts Wildlife symbols where appropriate, together with useful cultural information for gardeners.

New products and awards

We have secured a string of prestigious awards for several new plant introductions that are now very well known. The launch of the popular ‘Ballerina’ style fruit trees to the trade in 1989 is one of many examples of our passion for innovation and bringing new and exciting products to the marketplace.