5 May 2014 - 13:48
Prince George to be honoured at Chelsea Flower Show


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Fresh off his first Royal tour with his parents, Prince George of Cambridge will have a daffodil named after him.

Royal Visit 2014: Prince George at the Wellington Plunket play group.

Royal Visit 2014: Prince George at the Wellington Plunket play group.

Named Georgie Boy after the nine-month old Prince, the daffodil has white, overlapping petals, which surround a bright yellow corona. The flower grows up to a height of 25-40 centimetres, and has an early flowering time. The daffodil will first be displayed to the public at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014. Flowering bulbs of Georgie Boy are available online, with 10 bulbs available for £10. From every 10 bulbs sold, £2.50 will be donated to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Prince George is not the first member of the British Royal Family to have a variety of flora named after him. In 2012, his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had an orchid hybrid, called Vanda William Catherine, named in their honour at the National Orchid Garden in Singapore. At the same location, white orchids, called Dendrobium Memoria Princess Diana, named after Diana, Princess of Wales. At the Chelsea Flower Show in 2011, The Queen was presented with Doritaenopsis Elizabeth II, a rare species of orchids named after her.

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In addition to plants, royalty have had fauna named after them too. The stream tree frog Hyloscirtus princecharlesi named after the Prince of Wales, in recognition of his work with rainforest conservation. George himself had a bilby named after him at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, to which he paid a visit.

This year, the Flower Show will be held from 20-24 May. As reported by Royal Central, The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will be in attendance on the Monday before it is open to the public.

Last year marked the 100th Annual Chelsea Flower Show.

Photo Credit: Government House, New Zealand/ Woolf/ Crown



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