Dahlia As A Flower of the Americas
Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico and Central America. A member of the Compositae (also called Asteraceae) family of dicotyledonous plants, its garden relatives thus include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. [from wikipedia]
Hapet Blue Eyes Dahlia
Hapet Blue Eyes Dahlia, As A Flower of the Americas, Eugene, Oregon

Huge, striking blooms until the first frosts of fall.Amazing, bicolour flowers are white with lightly shaded lilac tips and reach up to 8" in diameter. This cultivar boasts tall, strong and straight stems, resulting in superior cut flowers that will add interest to any bouquet. The plant looks great grown in groups along a sunny back border or as an anchor in a mixed bed. Despite its considerable size and lovely colouring, this is a little-known gem.[from brecks]

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