Kniphofia : The Complete Guide


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  • ✤ All 70 species in detail, including spectacular photographs in their wild habitats
  • ✤ More than 160 cultivars illustrated and fully described, representing the majority in cultivation
  • ✤ Cultivars grouped by flower colour, significantly aiding plant choice for gardeners and designers
  • ✤ History of classification and of introduction to cultivation
  • ✤ Botany of Kniphofia and its relationship to other genera
  • ✤ Significant hybridisers and breeding developments, from the 19th century to the present day
  • ✤ A checklist of more than 1,000 cultivar and scientific names, including descriptions, dates and raisers
  • ✤ Detailed cultivation advice and inspiring planting associations
  • Explore the diversity of Kniphofia, from the amazing array of species in Africa to the many superb
    cultivars now available to gardeners across the world.
    Kniphofia have been cultivated in Western gardens for more than 300 years but, until now, there has
    never been a book on the genus. This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to all the species
    and cultivars also includes extensive information on history, breeding, botany and cultivation.
    Although most species are native to South Africa there is a surprising diversity throughout east
    and central Africa, and into the Arabian peninsula. All 70 species are shown, with concise botanical
    descriptions and identification advice. More than 160 cultivars are illustrated in full colour and described,
    with information on size and flowering period, and they are conveniently grouped by flower colour.
    The book concludes with a checklist of more than 1,000 cultivar and scientific names, citing orig

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    440 pages
    246 x 189 mm

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