The perfect plant: for every site, habitat, and garden style
Featuring thousands of specially commissioned color photographs, a guide offers in-depth descriptions of the two thousand hardiest and loveliest plants for any garden, including detailed information on their characteristics and cultivation requirements. 30,000 first printing.
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alpine Asia Asteraceae blue bracts bright bulbs China climbers clump clusters conifers corms creamy cultivars Cultivation Require full Cultivation Tolerate full deciduous dense early autumn early spring early summer Europe evergreen fertile flowerheads foliage fragrant fruits genus glossy growing grown habitats honey fungus hybrids late spring late summer late winter mauve mid-spring moist soil North America numerous orange pale partial shade perennials pink flowers plants Poaceae Potential problems Aphids Potential problems Slugs Potential problems Usually powdery mildew Propagation By division Propagation From seed purple purplish red spider mites Require full sun rhizomes rock gardens scented semiripe cuttings sepals shade and require shrubs soon as ripe sown as soon sown in autumn sown in spring species spring to early stamens subshrubs summer to early sun and well-drained sun or partial tall Tolerate full sun trees tropical well-drained soil white flowers woodland year-round yellow flowers