- Hardcover: 184 pages
- Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated (September 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 088192654X
- ISBN-13: 978-0881926545
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.8 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #976,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hibiscus: Hardy and Tropical Plants for the Garden Hardcover – Illustrated, September 1, 2004
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Covering both tropical and hardy varieties, the book is an entertaining mix of straightforward horticultural science.
You don't need to be a hibiscus specialist to enjoy this book, but you'll find yourself wishing you were. -- Carolyn Ulrich "Chicagoland Gardening" (11/16/2004)
For anyone, who is interested in learning about and growing "Hibiscus" in the home garden, this book is a must have. -- Betty Walters "Petal Pusher" (11/10/2004)
An excellent resource on the genus. It is a recommended addition to all libraries that have collections in horticulture. -- Kathy Fescemyer "E-Streams" (08/12/2005)
Her book from Timber Press is a valuable reference of fact and folklore on Hibiscus, both the tropical and hardy varieties. -- Lynette Walther "Camden Herald" (01/13/2005)
A very well written book that was both enjoyable and enlightening to read. I would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in gardening with hibiscus as an entry into the sometimes bewildering world of cultivated hibiscus. -- Randall Small "Plant Science Bulletin" (10/01/2005)
"An excellent resource on the genus. It is a recommended addition to all libraries that have collections in horticulture."
Kathy Fescemyer, " E-Streams," August 2005"
Here is the only book that covers the species and cultivars of the genus Hibiscus completely and in detail. Barbara Perry Lawton surveys both kinds of hibiscus: the tropical, subtropical, and warm-temperate plants whose pure, clean colors are such grand assets, as well as the hardy perennials and shrubs that thrive in spite of snow, ice, drought, flood, or poor soil, bearing bright flowers year after year. The book chronicles the history and traditions of these classic flowers in addition to those of Hibiscus relatives such as hollyhocks, okra, and cotton. A photographic gallery of hibiscuses illustrates the richness of the many species and cultivars.
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This book is full of useful information for anyone wanting to learn more about growing these beautiful plants in their garden. Chapters on propagation and cultivation are included and highly informative.
This is a great bok for the advanced gardener that would like to learn more about this interesting plant group.