Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windor is only a few weeks old, but he's already received a rare botanical honor. The young royal just had a flower named after him. A lemon-yellow "Archie Harrison" chrysanthemum was unveiled to much excitement at the Chelsea Flower Show this week.
Keeping with tradition, each new member of the royal family receives a namesake variety of chrysanthemum, reportedly in a nod to the flowers that decorated Westminster Abbey on Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's wedding day in 1947.
Chrysanthemums Direct, a British Chrysanthemum breeder, has been cultivating this particular variety to celebrate Archie Harrison's birth for months now. According to Country Living's U.K. edition, the flower's vibrant yellow color was selected specifically so it could be gender neutral.
"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,'" Martyn Flint. the manager of Chrysanthemums Direct, told the British publication.
"We look forward to seeing Chrysanthemum ‘Archie Harrison’ grow and prosper alongside its namesake."
Should you want to try your hand at growing the new Archie Harrison variety in your own garden, seeds are currently for sale on the Chrysanthemums Direct website.
Fortunately for botanists who are also fans of the monarchy, the "Archie Harrison" wasn't the only royal-themed flower to debut at the Chelsea Flower Show. A purple-pink clemantis named after Archie's mother Meghan was also unveiled at the show.
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