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Dahlia 'Happy Thoughts' A6 Card

Dahlia 'Happy Thoughts' A6 Card

£1.75Price

A6 tent fold card with a striking coral-coloured Dahlia flower on the front and a quote by the English poet and watercolourist Minnie Aumônier on the reverse side.

 

The card is blank inside for your own message and comes with a white envelope.

  • Floral Notes

    Dahlias are wonderful flowers to grow. They come in so many different shapes and sizes and I think it is fair to say, there is a Dahlia to suit everyone's taste and personality! They also make a great cutting flower.

     

    I named this card Dahlia 'Happy Thoughts' (inspired by the quotation on the reverse of the card) as I was unsure of its variety. Having tried to identify it, the nearest variety I can find is Dahlia 'Great Silence', another wonderful name. I always think what a fun job it would be to think up the names for new varieties!

     

    Native to the mountainous regions of Central America and Colombia, Dahlias are the national flower of Mexico. They were named in honour of the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl (1751-1789).

     

    Elizabeth Fox, Baroness Holland (1771-1845), was the first to successfully introduce the Dahlia to British soil. Whilst in Madrid in 1804 she was given either plant seeds or tubers by the emminent Spanish botanist Antonio José Cavanilles. The seeds or tubers were sent back to England and grown (by the librarian!) at Holland House in Kensington, London.

     

    In the Language of Flowers the Dahlia may be interpreted as a symbol of dignity and elegance. In folk magic they are said to have the power to enhance 'spiritual evolution'.

     

    The Dahlia is one of the birth flowers for the month of October.

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