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Apple Red loveMy New Plants blog started on the Royal Horticultural Society’s website back in April 2008, over five and a half years ago, and since then I’ve written up well over four hundred new plants. Some, of course, have captured gardeners’ attention more than others so I thought it would be interesting to see how many times each write-up had been viewed – and come up with a top ten of the most popular. Of course, those I wrote up four or five years ago have been available much longer than those I posted more recently, so they’ve had a better chance of been seen.

One plant is way way ahead of all the others. Apple ‘Red Love’, from June 2010, has about 50% more views than the plant in second place which, surprisingly, is Coprosma ‘Pacific Sunset’ with its colourful foliage. The unusually dwarf Buddleja Buzz Series is third while the plant in fourth place is the 2011 Chelsea Flower Show Plant of The Year, Anemone ‘Wild Swan’.

The most viewed new plant from this last year was Impatiens ‘Sun Harmony’

Here’s the all time Top Ten, with links to the original posts. It’s a fascinating list.

1 Apple ‘Red Love’ (above, click to enlarge)
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2 Coprosma ‘Pacific Sunset’
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3 Buddleja Buzz Series
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Anemone 'Wild Swan'
4 Anemone ‘Wild Swan’
(above, click to enlarge)
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5 Choisya White Dazzler
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6 Anemone Pretty Lady Series
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7 Pennisetum x advena ‘Fireworks’
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Euphorbia 'Ascot Rainbow'
8 Euphorbia ‘Ascot Rainbow’ (left, click to enlarge)
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9 Rudbeckia ‘Cherry Brandy’
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10 Cordyline ‘Pink Passion’
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And the most viewed of the 2013 newcomers was:
Impatiens ‘Sun Harmony’
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