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Duffy has flower named after her

The Duffydil
The Duffydil is described as a "very special variety" of daffodil

Welsh singing star Duffy has a flower named after her - the Duffydil.

A variety of daffodil has been named after the Welsh soul singer by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS).

Other stars with flowers named after them include Welsh mezzo soprano Katherine Jenkins, whose daffodil has been on sale at past Cardiff RHS shows.

Duffy, from Nefyn in Gwynedd, said: "The Duffydil, brilliant! Maybe now I can forgive myself for stealing them from people's gardens."

The daffodil was chosen by the singer from a selection grown by the Really Welsh Trading Company.

Over the years the RHS has honoured a number of individuals by naming a flower after them, including the Lady Diana and Maria Callas roses.

RHS shows director, Stephen Bennett, said: "The Duffydil is a very special variety that the lovely singer has chosen to bear her name.

Duffy has enjoyed huge success with her album Rockferry

"With her global success, we are delighted to bestow this honour on her, and hope that she will be able to be with us at the Cardiff show in April to launch it to the public.

"I'm sure it will prove popular with Duffy's many fans."

The Duffydil will be unveiled at the RHS Show in Cardiff, which takes place from 17-19 April.

Fans of Duffy will be able to order Duffydil bulbs at the show to plant in their gardens or flower boxes.

The singer recently won best pop vocal album for her debut release Rockferry at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles.

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