Hippeastrum: The Gardener's Amaryllis

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Timber Press, 2004 - Gardening - 296 pages
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The hybrids of Hippeastrum, also known by gardeners as amaryllis, have long been popular indoor plants, their flamboyant blooms bringing cheer during the dark winter months. Published in association with the Royal Horticultural Society as part of our Plant Collector Guide series, this book for gardeners describes the astonishing range of hybrids now available and explains how to get the best results from these rewarding plants. A wealth of practical advice accompanies the plant descriptions, including a specially formulated growing medium used by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, an effective "hot water treatment" for pests, and essential advice on feeding, watering, and lighting.

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About the author (2004)

Veronica Read is the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG) National Plant Collection Holder of Hippeastrum in the United Kingdom. In 1999 she won a gold medal for her exhibit of South African hybrids at the RHS Westminster Show. She lectures widely to horticultural societies and gardening clubs and has also written for and been featured in horticultural journals and broadsheets including Amaryllids, The Garden, Herbertia, Kew Friends Magazine, Plant Heritage, the Professional Gardener, and the Daily Telegraph.

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