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The Meaning of Variety... - Dahlia Blooms - NZ

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$60.18
AndreaEL

Gore, New Zealand

Sizing Information

Small 10.7" x 8.0"
Medium 16.0" x 12.0"
Large 21.3" x 16.0"
X large 26.6" x 20.0"

Features

  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

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Artist's Description

The Dahlia is one of the most beautiful of the native American flowers. They were used abundantly by the Aztecs of Mexico, as food, medicine and of course, decorations! Very little is known about the early history of the Dahlia due to the destruction of the Aztec culture after the Spanish Conquest. Francisco Hernadez was sent to Mexico by King Phillip II of Spain in 1570 to study it’s natural resources. He stayed for 7 years and was the first to describe the plants we know as Dahlias today. He called them Acocotli and Cocoxochitl.
The Meaning of Variety… – Dahlia Blooms

In October of 1789, the first Dahlia bloomed in Europe at the Madrid Botanical Garden. By the early part of the 1800s, Dahlias were growing in luxurious gardens all over Europe. The thing about Dahlias that sets them apart from other flowers in the plant world is the fact that they are octoploids. This means they have eight sets of chromosomes, whereas most plants only have two. (Humans have 23.) This gives the Dahlia the unique ability to be cultivated with a extremely high variety of results.
If ever there was a flower that knew the meaning of variety, it is the Dahlia. The colours are limited to the warm ranges of red, orange, yellow, pink and white, it’s flowers comes in a dizzying array of shapes and sizes. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35 Southland New Zealand… March 2012
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The Meaning of Variety… – Dahlia Blooms

The Meaning of Variety… – Dahlia Blooms

Forever Thine! – White Dahlia

National Flower Of Mexico – Red Dahlia

Flamboyant Pink – Dahlia Hybrid

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