Johnsons brings a taste of Chile to Yorkshire

Johnsons of Whixley Garden Centre Sales has added to its blooming repertoire with the launch of a new Senecio ‘Angel Wings’ plant line just in time for its new catalogue in September.

The award-winning plant, which originally derives from Chile, has been carefully cultivated over the winter by Johnsons’ production manager Ian Nelson.

He has put the plant through multiple tests, finding it able to withstand harsh conditions, while it requires minimal care and is suitable for use across a range of soil conditions.

‘Angel Wings’ is identifiable by its striking silver leaves and silky touch. It is also drought- and salt-tolerant, making it the perfect addition to a costal garden.

Yorkshire-based Johnsons of Whixley debuted the angelic plant at the National Plant Show in June where it attracted widespread attention.

Ian said: “We always strive to provide something unique and beautiful that will bring something special to a garden.

“As ‘Angel Wings’ is a very robust plant, it is perfect for most growing conditions, while still maintaining its soft and delicate appearance. It requires very little care and will add a gorgeous touch to flower beds and pots alike.”

Garden Centre Sales assistant manager Paul Lamb added: “We are delighted to be able to offer the sought-after Senecio ‘Angels Wings’ to our customers. We are launching with a 5L version, and as we head into 2020 we will have the plant available in both a 3L and a 5L size.”

‘Angel Wings’, which has also been seen in the Falklands and Argentina, has gone on to make its mark on the European market, winning a bronze medal at the Netherlands Plantarium in 2016 and the Glee new product award in 2017.

Johnsons of Whixley is one of the largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe, located between York and Harrogate and a trusted supplier of garden and landscape trees and shrubs throughout the UK.

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