“These would have to be one of my favourite Banksias of all time. Named “Acorn” after it’s distinctive shape. During the heat of summer they line all the roads and highways around my hometown of Mullewa. I love how big and bold and dramatic the flowers and leaves are!” Helen Ansell
This is a native of Western Australia and is mainly found in the Mid West and Wheatbelt between the coast and the Darling Scarp. It can reach up to 10m (35ft) in height, but in more exposed areas or in the north of its range it can be much smaller. The leaves are serrated and dull green. Its large bright flower spikes are initially white before opening and then a bright orange. The common name arises from the partly opened flower spikes, which are shaped like an acorn. Flowering commences in February or March, peaks in March and April and ends in July or August. Many birds and small mammals are attracted to the flower heads to feed on the large volumes of nectar they produce.
Helen Ansell Fine Art Paper Prints are now available as giclée quality prints using Fine Art smooth paper 220gsm. Using archival ink, all have a lightfastness under glass and away from direct sunlight of greater than 200 years. Fine Art Paper Prints available in three sizes:
- Small – 30 x 30cm including white border of 5cm (made to fit a 30 x 30cm frame) – Actual image size is 20x20cm.
- Medium – 40 x 40cm including white border of 5cm – Actual image size is 30x30cm.
- Large – 50 x 50cm including white border of 5cm – Actual image size is 40x40cm.
Helen Ansell fine art prints are proudly printed in Australia.
*Please allow up to 6 business days for your purchase to be posted. Because each print is made to order just for you, we require time to print and post your beautiful Australian fine art print.
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