|Rosa 'Prairie Star'|
|Phlox paniculata 'David'|
Of course, not all sentimental experiments turn out nearly so well. I've had a couple of attempts to grow a namesake for my wife, the white hybrid musk rose 'Kathleen', but alas, either the rose is not hardy enough in my Zone 5 climate or perhaps it detects that its namesake won't tolerate any competition for affection in my garden and it commits horticultural self-suicide.
Given human nature, I suspect that other gardeners also have a weakness for familarly-named plants. So what's in your garden?