Thu, 21 Feb, 2019
See the flower that has been named after Duchess Meghan
A flower has been named in honour of Duchess Meghan.
The Royal Horticultural Society has officially named a flower after the Duchess of Sussex.
The Clematis Meghan flower, bred by New Leaf Plants, is described as “an exquisite new large-flowering clematis” with “rich and opulent magenta-purple” colour that “will really make an impact when planted in borders or larger pots”.
"The flower is a purple-pink clematis flower, known as the clematis Meghan. But unlike the Duchess, who blooms all the time with her gorgeous smile and super sweet personality, this clematis only blooms two times a year."https://t.co/a3RVj49B6D pic.twitter.com/7FS6ypGVgX
— Duchess Meg (@DuchessMegFan) February 16, 2019
The flower will have its official launch at the charity’s Chelsea Flower Show in May.
It is not the only royal attraction at the upcoming flower show. Also set to make its debut is the RHS Back to Nature Garden, which is co-designed by Duchess Kate with landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White. The garden is based in a woodland setting and aimed as a space for families.
Clematis Meghan is the latest flower to be named in honour of a royal family member. The latest royal-named bloom was Clematis ‘Prince Louis’, a violet-blue clematis that flowers in the summer. Queen Elizabeth also received her namesake rose in recognition of her ascension to the throne in 1952, while Princess Diana has a dahlia named in her memory.
Click through the gallery above to see the royal flowers.
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