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Antique Pink Ranunculus
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Antique pink ranunculus sized for greeting cards. This was taken in the famous flower fields of Carlsbad, CA. The flower fields today are a result of over 85 years of floral cultivation that began in the 1920s. Originally the flowers were single petal and ranged in shades of red and yellow. The present beautiful colors and fullness of the flowers are due to careful selection done the early growers over many years. If nature provided a full flower or an unusual color, the seed was saved and planted the next year. This resulted in full flowers in thirteen colors including picotee, (a mixture of variegated colors).
December 28th, 2011
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