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Which Flowers are Named After Royals

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As the King’s Coronation is around the corner, we want to take a look at how flowers have been influenced by the royals. Throughout history, flowers have played an important role in human culture. From their use in religious and spiritual ceremonies to their appearance in art and literature, flowers have captivated people's attention and inspired creativity for centuries. One particularly interesting aspect of the floral world is the tradition of naming flowers after royals. 

Here are a few examples of flowers that have been named after members of royal families:

Queen Elizabeth Rose

This rose was named after the late Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen Elizabeth Rose is a pink hybrid tea rose with a strong fragrance and was first introduced in 1954 to mark Queen Elizabeth's coronation. 

Princess Diana Rose 

Named after Princess Diana, the late Princess of Wales, this rose features deep pink petals and a strong fragrance. The Princess Diana Rose was introduced in 1998, one year after the princess's tragic death.

Prince William Clematis

Named after Prince William, the Prince of Wales, this lovely flowering vine features large, lavender-blue blooms. The Prince William Clematis was introduced in 2013 to mark the birth of Prince George, William's first child.

Prince Philip Orchid 

This orchid was named after the late Prince Philip to mark his 90th birthday in 2011. The Prince Philip Orchid is a white orchid with delicate petals and is known for its beauty and elegance.

Queen Victoria Agave

This succulent plant, native to Mexico, was named in honour of Queen Victoria of England, who ruled from 1837 to 1901. The Queen Victoria Agave is known for its striking appearance, with long, spiky leaves and a central stalk that can reach up to 20 feet tall. 

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Princess Alexandra Rose

Named after Princess Alexandra of Denmark, who became a member of the British royal family when she married Edward VII in 1863, this rose is known for its delicate pink petals and sweet fragrance. The Princess Alexandra Rose is a hybrid tea rose, developed by the famous British rose breeder Sam McGredy.

Prince of Wales Feather

This ornamental plant, also known as the Amaranthus tricolour, is named after the position Prince of Wales. The Prince of Wales Feather is known for its brightly coloured leaves, which range from deep purple to bright red and orange.

Empress of India Clematis

Named in honour of Queen Victoria, who was declared Empress of India in 1876, this flowering vine is known for its bright purple flowers, which bloom in the spring and summer. The Empress of India Clematis is a popular garden plant, valued for its beauty and versatility.

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King Protea

This large, showy flower is named after King Proteus, a Greek god who could change his shape at will. The King Protea is the national flower of South Africa, and is known for its dramatic appearance, with large petals that resemble a crown.

From roses, orchids and daisies, flowers have long been associated with royalty and continue to inspire gardeners and florists alike. Whether you're looking to create a regal garden of your own, or simply appreciate the beauty of these royal blooms, there are plenty of beautiful floral options to choose from with fast delivery Australia-wide.

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