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Guide to Garden Succulents

Field / Identification Guide

By: Ben-Erk van Wyk and Gideon Smith

320 pages, 500+ colour photos

Briza Publications

Hardback | May 2008 | #195900 | ISBN-13: 9781875093670
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NHBS Price: £22.50 $28/€25 approx

About this book

Succulents and rockery plants have become very popular for their ease of cultivation, diversity of forms and striking colours. This scientifically accurate photographic guide is aimed at helping gardeners and horticulturalist to easily identify commonly used species from all over the world. The title includes: Descriptions of more than 300 well-known succulent plants and their close relatives. Details about the main succulent plant families that will allow any reader to quickly determine at a glance the family to which a succulent belongs. More than 500 full-colour photographs, showing the distinctive shape and colour of the plants. Introductory chapters on the uses, conservation, cultivation and propagation of succulents, together with a section on 'gardening with succulents' that gives useful hints. The main section deals with all major succulent plant families, how they can be identified and which main groups (genera and species) belong to each of them.

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