Chelsea Flower Show to Display Plant Named After Andy Murray

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Andy Murray has had an outstanding 2013. The world No. 4 made history when he became the first British male to win the Wimbledon singles title in 77 years, subsequently being voted as the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. To add to his list of honours, Murray will have a plant named after him, which will be displaced at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Diana Grenfell, of the British Hosta and Hemerocallis Society, said that the hosta will be white and blue-tinged foliage with a line of gold to represent his Olympic medal.

“It had been 77 years since a British man won Wimbledon and we thought it would be good to mark a unique achievement in a unique way. We asked for permission to name a hosta after him. Andy said he would be thrilled.”

Organiser Monica Cessford said: “We have created what we hope will be the longest hosta border in the world.”


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