463 pages, line illus
Hailed as a classic from its first publication, Perennial Garden Plants is the most comprehensive and detailed survey ever undertaken for gardeners. Over 2,000 species are described and practical information is given on planting, seasonal flowering, colour, propagation and cultivation as well as on the origins of plants. In addition, Graham Stuart Thomas covers a wealth of related subjects, including display, shad and moisture, tender plants, pests and diseases, and other useful lists and suggestions for particular need. Throughout this masterly work, Thomas conveys his immense experience of plants and gardens to provide the standard work of reference on the subject.
"One of the most important gardening books of our age" - Fred Whitsey, Daily Telegraph
"Undisputedly the classic international reference." - John Elsley
'Between the first and last pages of this well-produced book has been condensed a wealth of information hitherto scattered through many volumes, plus the invaluable knowledge and experience of the author.... This is a book to buy, to enjoy and to be constantly used.' The Garden; 'One of the most important gardening books of our age.' Daily Telegraph
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Graham Stuart Thomas, who died in April 2003, is revered as one of the greatest gardeners of the twentieth century. His 'unrivalled plantsmanship' brought him the highest horticultural honours and as Gardens Adviser to the National Trust he was directly responsible for the conservation and restoration of many of the finest gardens in England.