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The Royal Horticultural Society has served up a new dahlia in honour of Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.

Dahlia ‘Andy Murray’ (credit: RHS)

Dahlia ‘Andy Murray’ is a dark-stemmed plant with golden blooms – chosen to represent the new “golden boy of British tennis,” according to the RHS.

“It’s a top-seeded flower and a certain ace for the garden,” said dahlia expert Jon Wheatley.

“It has good stamina and will flower from July through to November,” Jon explained.

Last month, Andy Murray won his first Wimbledon title, ending Britain’s agonising 77-year wait for a men’s champion.

The dahlia will be available to buy from the National Dahlia Collection in summer 2014.

Go to national-dahlia-collection.co.uk for more information.