Perennials by Roger Phillips
The Definitive Reference With Over 2,500 Photographs

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More than ten years in the making, Perennials is the most comprehensive guide available to these popular plants. It includes descriptions of over 2,500 types of perennials, each variety described in detail and illustrated with a handsome color photograph.

After three decades of collaboration, Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix continue to expand their plant collections and hone their knowledge. Perennials includes expert information on:

Cultivation and propagation Plant origins Natural planting associations Flowering times for every phase of the growing season Combinations for borders, island beds, meadow gardens Sedges, grasses, hostas and ferns Sources, gardens to visit around the world, and further readings.

With a wide variety of old favorites and an exciting selection of rarities, Perennials is widely recognized as the indispensable and inspiring reference for color and variety for all sites and soil conditions.


About Roger Phillips

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Roger Phillips has been photographing plants and flowers for many years. He has thirty books to his credit which have sold over three and a half million copies worldwide and has won numerous awards. He has also written and presented two major television series, BBC's The Quest for the Rose and Channel Four's The 3,000 Mile Garden. Martyn Rix is a botanist, plant collector and gardener. He has written seventeen books and has collaborated with Roger Phillips since 1977. Martyn makes regular collecting expeditions to remote parts of the world, photographing and searching for new plants to bring into cultivation. Martyn has been awarded the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Published February 15, 2008 by Firefly Books. 480 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Annuals are "plants that germinate, flower, set seed and die all within a single year while biennials germinate one year and usually flower the next after spending a dormant winter."

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