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HIBISCUS; HARDY AND TROPICAL PLANTS FOR THE GARDEN

Lawton, Barbara Perry

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ISBN 10: 088192654X / ISBN 13: 9780881926545
Published by Timber Press, 2004
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Lawton, Barbara Perry. HIBISCUS; HARDY AND TROPICAL PLANTS FOR THE GARDEN. Portland: Timber Press, c2004. 160pp., index, color photographs, black and white drawings. 8vo. Signed by the author on title page. As new unread hardcover in as new d/j. Bookseller Inventory # 66176

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Title: HIBISCUS; HARDY AND TROPICAL PLANTS FOR THE ...

Publisher: Timber Press

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Hibiscuses have entered an era of increasing popularity as garden designers and home gardeners rediscover the fine attributes of these wonderful plants. Here is the only book that covers the species and cultivars of the genus Hibiscus completely and in detail. Barbara Perry Lawton surveys both kinds of hibiscus: the tropical, subtropical, and warm-temperate plants whose pure, clean colors are such grand assets to modern gardens and homes, as well as the hardy perennials and shrubs that thrive in spite of snow, ice, drought, flood, or poor soil, bearing bright flowers year after year. These classic flowers have a long and fascinating history. The book chronicles the history and traditions of their use in addition to those of Hibiscus relatives such as hollyhocks, okra, and cotton. With more than 200 species, there is great diversity in the genus Hibiscus. Barbara Perry Lawton introduces all gardeners, expert and novice alike, to the possibilities offered by these plants. A photographic gallery of hibiscuses illustrates the richness of the many species and cultivars from which the gardener may choose.

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Here is the only book that covers the species and cultivars of the genus Hibiscus completely and in detail. Barbara Perry Lawton surveys both kinds of hibiscus: the tropical, subtropical, and warm-temperate plants whose pure, clean colors are such grand assets, as well as the hardy perennials and shrubs that thrive in spite of snow, ice, drought, flood, or poor soil, bearing bright flowers year after year. The book chronicles the history and traditions of these classic flowers in addition to those of Hibiscus relatives such as hollyhocks, okra, and cotton. A photographic gallery of hibiscuses illustrates the richness of the many species and cultivars.

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