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Flowers Named After People

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The botanical name of flowers includes internationally recognized Latin words identifying the plant genus, subspecies and other specific characteristics. In addition to a Latin reference, all flowers have a common name. The common name of flowers may be a person's name, like the individual who discovered the flower or a living or deceased famous person. Roses, in particular, are often named after famous people.

Rosa 'Dolly Parton'

This hybrid tea rose was named after actress and country singer Dolly Parton. Grown for its disease resistant quality, rosa 'Dolly Parton' can reach 40 inches tall and produces fragrant, reddish-orange blooms. The Dolly Parton rose is cold hardy to USDA zone 5a.

  • The botanical name of flowers includes internationally recognized Latin words identifying the plant genus, subspecies and other specific characteristics.
  • In addition to a Latin reference, all flowers have a common name.

Rosa 'Elizabeth Taylor'

Actress Elizabeth Taylor is as stunning as the rose named after her. The edges of the pink petals of rosa 'Elizabeth Taylor' are touched with darker pink. The rose has a light scent. The Elizabeth Taylor rose is cold hardy to USDA zone 5a.

Rosa 'Henry Hudson'

Henry Hudson was a 17th century English explore after whom the Hudson River was named and a bushy rose. Rosa 'Henry Hudson' spreads to about 3 feet and displays fragrant white blooms. The Henry Hudson rose is cold hardy to USDA zone 2a.

  • Actress Elizabeth Taylor is as stunning as the rose named after her.
  • Rosa 'Henry Hudson' spreads to about 3 feet and displays fragrant white blooms.

Rosa 'John F. Kennedy'

Rosa 'John F. Kennedy' is a long stemmed, striking white rose named after the 35th president of the United States. The fragrant blooms appear on new cane. The John F. Kennedy rose is cold hard to USDA zone 4a.

Nicotiana

The nicotiana flower was named after Jean Nicot, a 16th century French man who sent dried tobacco leaves and seeds to the mother of the queen of France. Nicot claimed that tobacco could help medical ailments, particularly those of the lungs. The nicotiana is an annual flower that can grow in full sun to part shade and can reach a height of 3 to 4 feet. Nicotiana is cold hardy to USDA zone 4.

  • Rosa 'John F. Kennedy' is a long stemmed, striking white rose named after the 35th president of the United States.
  • The nicotiana is an annual flower that can grow in full sun to part shade and can reach a height of 3 to 4 feet.

Zinnia

The zinnia flower was named after Johann Gottfried Zinn, an 18th century botanist and doctor who wrote detailed characteristics of the plant whose seeds were brought to Europe, perhaps from Mexico. Zinnia is a full sun annual flower that can reach a height of about 18 inches. Blooms can be red, orange, yellow or white. Zinnia is cold hardy to USDA zone 3.

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