20 Roses Named for Celebrities
In honor of today's HGTV coverage of the 2014 Rose Parade, we're highlighting our favorite celebrity roses, including one named for the unofficial king of New Year's, Dick Clark.
Today, we’re all a-Twitter, enjoying our annual tradition of watching the Rose Parade but with a new twist for 2014 — a live all-day HGTV Twitter party! Fans can join the celebration using #HGTVNewYear to chat with favorite network stars and maybe even see their tweets appear live on air. We can’t wait to see all those live tweets, but our eyes will be pulling double duty between your comments and the gorgeous roses on the Rose Parade floats — and that got us thinking, which of our favorite celebrities have roses named for them?
Celebrities with namesake roses are as far ranging as Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe, JFK, Chris Evert, Amy Grant and Barbra Streisand, who reportedly played a leading role in choosing the color and fragrance of the rose cultivar bearing her name. In honor of the Rose Parade, here are 20 gorgeous celebrity roses that you can grow at home.
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Of course, the one tugging hard at our heartstrings today is the ‘Dick Clark’ rose, honoring the veritable king of New Year’s, the creator and longtime host of ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. The ‘Dick Clark’ rose debuted with much fanfare just three years ago today at the 2011 Rose Parade, but the star and his wife grew the cherry-pink double-bloomers for many previous seasons at their breathtaking Malibu home. After Clark’s death in 2012, the Rockin’ Eve host baton officially passed to Ryan Seacrest for 2012-2013, the same year Seacrest bought this Beverly Hills compound from Ellen DeGeneres, which, incidentally, has some gorgeous gardens on its three acres and an ideal climate for growing roses. Perhaps the 'Ryan Seacrest' rose is next?
If you're gushing over the Pasadena petals like we are, you'll love this gardener's guide to the Rose Parade from HGTV Gardens:
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Happy New Year!