Plants for Europe's Graham Spencer said: "It has exceptionally large flowers and large rose-like flower buds, produced over a long season from mid-summer onwards. It is also just as hardy as Hibiscus syriacus, which is an advantage over other large-flowered varieties."
Rose Moon is a Farplants exclusive in the UK.
De Jong Plant B.V. from Boskoop and Heinje Baumschulen from Jeddeloh (Germany) market Hibiscus Rose Moon on the continent and also submitted it for the novelty showcase at the Groen-Direkt show in Boskoop.
Ficinia truncata ‘Ice Crystal’ came second. This grass, which was introduced by F.N. Kempen from Mijdrecht, originated in the deserts of South America, and is winter-hardy under dry conditions.
The top three was completed by Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Lady Mata Hari’, also introduced by De Jong Plant, which also won at Plantarium last week.