One of England's most loved authors is having a flower named after her.

The Jane Austen Rose will be launched by TV gardening presenter Alan Titchmarsh at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

A spokesperson for the Jane Austen's House Museum said: "The rose, a bright and vibrant orange bush rose, reflecting the vibrancy of Austen’s characters, celebrates Jane Austen’s life in her bicentenary year. With a light sweet scent and great depth of colour, the rose radiates warmth."

The rose is part of the Jane Austen's House Museum's bicentenary commemorations and will Jane Austen’s House Museum ambassador Alan Titchmarsh at RHS Chelsea Flower Show on 22nd May.

Harkness Roses are donating a percentage of their proceeds to help support the Museum’s fundraising appeal to restore and protect Jane Austen’s home.

Jane Austen’s House Museum is in the village of Chawton in Hampshire and is of international importance as the place where Jane spent the last eight years of her life and wrote or revised all her novels.

Later this year, Alan Titchmarsh - who is an ambassador for the museum - will plant the Jane Austen Rose in the House garden in Hampshire. The roses will be available for sale at the Museum as well as via Harkness Roses.