Saturday, October 25, 2014

16 Flowers Named for Celebrities

Naming new flowers for famous people is an age-old tradition that bestows honor on the namesake and—provided the plant breeder is a savvy handicapper of celebrity staying power—enduring interest in the bloom. In the early 1800s, Empress JosĂ©phine of France, a renowned rose aficionado, named hybrids after members of her inner circle. In the 1930s, when horticulturists in the U.S. discovered a new rose breed, it was promptly dubbed 'Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt.'

For more examples see this slideshow from Architectural Digest

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