In these books you will find the perfect plants for your gardens. Featured in each of these guides is an easy-to-use catalogue of full-colour plant photos, helping you to identify, by size, colour, and blooming time, all your new favourite varieties. These books also contain illustrated step-by-step sequences showing the details of planting, propagation, and maintenance. This guide has more than 1,000 colour photographs of over 1,000 perennials.
Flowers: Ill-scented, semi-nodding, with 3 petals, borne above the leaves in late spring. Maroon-purple.
Leaves: Broadly oval, in terminal whorls of 3. Mid-green.
NATIVE HABITAT: Damp woodlands, E. North America.
CULTIVATION: Grow in moist, leafy, neutral to acid soils in full or partial shade. Excellent for peat banks, woodland gardens, or borders.
PROPAGATION: By division, after foliage dies back in summer, or by seed in autumn.
Symbols: Tolerates full shade & prefers moist soil
Height: 12-18 in (30-45 cm)
Spread: 12 in (30 cm)
This guide has more than 600 colour photographs of over 500 annuals and biennials.
Phlox drummondii ‘Sternenzauber’
Habit: Compact, free-flowering annual. Flowers: star-shaped, 4/5 in (2 cm) across, with pointed and fringed petals, from summer to autumn. Many shades of pink, including
Leaves: Narrowly lance-shaped to oval. Pale green.
NATIVE HABITAT: Garden origin.
CULTIVATION: Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in sun. Ideal for bedding, edging, and containers.
PROPAGATION: Sow seed in early spring at 55-65 degrees F. (13-18degrees C.)
OTHER NAME: P. drummondii ‘Twinkle’
Symbols: prefers full sun & prefers well-drained soil.
Height: 6 in (15 cm)
Spread: 4 in (10 cm)
Both of these books complement each other and they would be an excellent addition to any home gardening library.
They are available at your local book retailer.