Bearded irises are the most popular and glamorous of all irises. They are romantically associated with cottage gardens but can also be grown in the most inhospitable of city locations. It is even possible to cultivate them to have a succession of flowers for 3 months. This title should be of interest to specialists and new enthusiasts alike. It focuses exclusively on bearded irises and provides an introduction to the genus, as well as all the necessary practical know-how for growing them successfully and detailed information on 70 varieties.
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Whether blending effortlessly in traditional cottage gardens or adding drama to contemporary plantings, bearded irises are the new stars of the garden. And thanks to modern breeding techniques, it is now possible to enjoy their sensational blooms for three consecutive months or more. This book, graced with Clay Perry’s glorious color photos, features 70 of today’s best varieties as well as a wealth of practical guidance on how to plant and grow irises successfully. Enchanting and informative, Iris is an ideal book for specialists, new enthusiasts, and the well–appointed coffee table. Claire Austin, author of 1001 Perennials, runs a successful nursery specializing in irises and hardy plants. Clay Perry is an internationally renowned garden photographer, whose books include Clay Perry’s Fantastic Flowers and David Austin’s English Roses.About the Author:
Claire Austin has been a professional breeder of irises for seventeen years.
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Book Description Quadrille Pub, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX184400080X
Book Description Quadrille USA, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M184400080X
Book Description Quadrille USA, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11184400080X