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RHS Encyclopedia of Perennials

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Lavishly illustrated throughout with plant portraits and pictures of perennials in their natural environs, this comprehensive A-Z guide to the most popular and versatile group of plants will appeal to new gardeners and confirmed green thumbs.

Author Biography: Editors in chief: Graham Rice is a renowned plantsman and gardening author whose writing been recognized on both si

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Hardcover, 496 pages
Published October 5th 2006 by Dorling Kindersley (first published September 18th 2006)
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Laurie
May 31, 2010 Laurie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a marvelous compendium of plants. Almost 500 pages of plant descriptions and beautiful color photographs make it a book that the curious gardener will dip into again and again. Plants are listed by genus and species, and a good number of cultivars are listed. Each genus is given a general description, followed by how it is best grown, how it’s propagated, and what pests it has. Then follows the various species within the genus, descriptions including origin, size, bloom time, color and s ...more
Ruric Amhari
Large A-Z of perennial plants - more integrated than some of the older RHS which would separate illsutrations from text details.

In this encyclopedia each entry gives latin name and family, brief descrption, details on cultivation, propagation and problems as well as varities and cultivars. Illustrated with a limited number of photos.
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