Series: Horticultural Flora of South-Eastern Australia Volume: 5
638 pages, colour plates, line drawings
This is the fifth and final volume of The Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. The series gives gardeners, horticulturists, landscape designers, park managers, students and botanists the means to identify garden plants, and provides detailed information on their botany and cultivation. It is an authorative guide to the cultivated plants of New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, the ACT and southeastern Queensland.
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Dr Roger Spencer, the series editor, is the Horticultural Botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, where he has worked as a gardener, records officer and on the technical staff before joining the scientific staff at the National Herbarium of Victoria. Roger has a MSc and PhD from the University of Melbourne and has been identifying plants in public and private gardens for nearly 20 years. The completion of the full five-volume set of Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia represents the culmination of many years' work by Roger. Illustrator Su Pearson studied art at RMIT, and worked as a silver- and goldsmith for ten years before taking up botanical drawing and painting full time. Su enjoys growing plants as well as drawing them, and also gives classes in botanical illustration.