Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hello Blossom! Charlotte Blooms at Chelsea; Flower Show Hosts Chrysanthemum Named after Her

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Hello Blossom! Charlotte Blooms at Chelsea; Flower Show Hosts Chrysanthemum Named after Her

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Byline: Tim Stewart

A BABY-PINK bloom named after the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is being exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show.

The Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum pink with green tips will also go on sale at branches of Waitrose.

The bloom has been produced by Dutch company Deliflor, the world's largest chrysanthemum breeder. It delivered a bouquet of the flowers to Prince William and Kate after Charlotte's birth in London last May.

The Chelsea Flower Show, held by the Royal Horticultural Society, runs at the Royal Hospital from May 24 to 28. The chrysanthemum is being entered for the Flower of the Year competition.

It will go on sale for PS8 at 180 Waitrose branches from May 2 Charlotte's first birthday with 50p of that donated to East Anglia's Children's Hospices.

The Duchess, 34, is the royal patron of the charity, which cares for children with life-threatening conditions and supports their families.

Waitrose's horticultural buyer, Tracey Telford, said: "We're happy to be able to support such a worthwhile charity and we're sure the Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum, with its beautiful pale pink petals, will be popular with customers this spring. …

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