New York Botanical Garden names flower after Bette Midler
By Ian Mohr and Oli Coleman
April 11, 2019
Bette Midler: A Rose Named After A Rose
It’s been planted in the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Midler’s breakout film, 1979’s “The Rose.”
The flower’s described as “totally decadent” and a “huge dollop of whipped cream with overtones of antique white with a slight golden hue and fragrance of myrrh and lime.”
It’ll be unveiled in full bloom at the New York Restoration Project’s spring picnic.