A rose is named for Julie Andrews

May 19, 1992|By Knight-Ridder Newspapers

A salmon pink rose has been named after Julie Andrews, who portrayed the flower seller Eliza Doolittle in the original stage production of "My Fair Lady."

Ms. Andrews said yesterday she was "ever so flattered" to be honored at the Chelsea Flower Show in London, which opens today sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Ms. Andrews, who attended a preview of the show, said $1.80 from each "Julie Andrews" rose sold will be given to the Julie Andrews Appeal to fight arterial disease.

The show marks the beginning of the British social season.

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