Royal Flower Power! See the Vibrant Purple Flower Named After Meghan Markle

Known as the clematis Meghan, the lovely plant flowers twice a year

It’s Meghan Markle – in full bloom!

The Royal Horticultural Society has named a pink-purple clematis flower after the Duchess of Sussex. Known as the clematis Meghan, the lovely plant flowers twice a year – both in the spring or early summer, appropriately around the time of Meghan and Prince Harry‘s royal wedding anniversary (and perhaps it will be near the birthday of their first child, as she has previously shared the baby is due in late April!) and again in early autumn.

“The flowers are a rich and opulent magenta-purple, so they will really make an impact when planted in borders or larger pots,” according to the Royal Horticultural Society.

Clematis Meghan. RHS Plants

Meghan, 37, is not the first royal to have a flower named after her. Most recently, the violet clematis Prince Louis was inspired by Kate Middleton and Prince William‘s third child, born in April.

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Prince William and Prince Harry‘s mother was also dedicated a flower, the pink clematis Princess Diana, while Queen Elizabeth had a lovely pink rose named in her honor.

In addition, a limited edition clematis royal wedding, a gorgeous white flower, was made available last year to commemorate the nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan.

Kate Middleton’s garden design. Richard Carman/Davies White Ltd/Getty Images

Meghan’s namesake flower will be debuted at the Chelsea Garden Show this spring, according to reports – and it won’t be the only hint of the royal family there. Her sister-in-law Kate teamed up with two designers, Andrée Davies and Adam White, to create a showpiece garden for the annual display in May.

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The centerpiece of the woodland-themed garden, which is meant to be a fun place for families to experience a natural environment together and enjoy the relaxing benefits of nature, will be a tall platform tree house. Inspired by animal nests, it will provide visitors with a place to sit back and enjoy their surroundings.

The garden has also been designed to encourage children to stay active and engaged and features stepping stones, hollow logs (to test balance and coordination), a waterfall and a stream that kids will be able to play in.

A swing set, campfire and diverse range of plants, shrubs and trees are among the many other design elements that the whole family can enjoy.

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