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Rose named in honor of Dick Clark

by webdev

January 21, 2011

Television personality Dick Clark's latest claim to fame - a species of red roses named in his honor - may seem odd to his long-time fans, and it seems to have surprised Clark just as much, according to The Newport Daily News.

"It's one of the many wonderful and unusual things that have happened to me over the years," Clark, 81, wrote on his blog. "I suppose if one lives long enough, you see it all ... even a Dick Clark rose!"

The beautiful flower offers a rich, pink hue and was recently recognized as the 2011 All-America Rose Selection. The buds first made their appearance in late December, as 80 stems were displayed on a Camelot-themed float at the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. The flowers were accompanied by orchids, daisies and carnations. describes Dick Clark roses as a "chameleon" of a flower because none of them are exactly alike. At the beginning of the day, the petals start off as a brilliant, cherry pink, but as the day wears on, they absorb the sun's rays and become a deep red.

The flowers emit a faint, cinnamon scent and have a 4 to 5 inch diameter bursting with around 30 brilliant petals.


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