Rose and chrysanthemum for baby Archie

You don't have to be a fan of the British royal family to know that Meghan and Prince Harry have a newborn son named Archie. But what you may not have heard is that the royal baby already has two flowers named in his honor.

Chrysanthemums Direct have launched the new variety ‘Archie Harrison’. Martyn Flint, Manager of Chrysanthemums Direct, said: “We have been keeping our cultivar closely under wraps since the Duchess of Sussex announced her pregnancy last October. We are delighted to mark this momentous occasion and share our congratulations with the new parents their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with our new Chrysanthemum ‘Archie Harrison’. We look forward to seeing Chrysanthemum ‘Archie Harrison’ grow and prosper alongside its namesake.”

Meanwhile, in New Zealand, rose breeder John Ford announced a new rose, the Markle Sparkle, to celebrate Archie's birth. The rose, undergoing final trials in Ford's Palmerston North garden will receive PVR (plant variety rights) which trademark the plant. 

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