A Guide to Species Irises


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A Guide to Species Irises Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Cambridge University Press Pages: 424 Illustrations and other contents: Worked examples or Exercises ISBN: 9780521206433 Category:

A Guide to Species Irises: Their Identification and Cultivation
was first published in 1997, in a hardback version, providing one of the most comprehensive, botanically detailed and up-to-date surveys of this group of plants since publication of The Genus Iris by W. R. Dykes. Following the pattern of the original Dykes monograph, botanical details, cultivation suggestions and general comments are supplied, and the work is generously illustrated with accurate line drawings, colour pictures of unusual species and distribution maps. This survey includes all of the species described so far and takes into account the many changes in classification which have taken place in the group. Information scattered in the literature is brought together in one volume to provide an authoritative reference for professional botanists and growers, and a mine of useful information for amateur gardeners and iris enthusiasts. A 2010 preface has been written especially for the paperback re-issue of this important text.

Weight0.56 kg



Review of the hardback: ' ... useful, distilled and succinct ... Contributors to this book include most of the authors working on and growing irises in the United Kingdom ... as well as some from abroad ... It should please gardeners and botanists alike.' Stephen Anderton, The Horticulturalist Review of the hardback: ' ... the Guide is an achievement to be celebrated and should be a standard reference work for many years'. The Hardy Plant Society Review of the hardback: ' ... a beautifully produced book which will no doubt be of interest of keen Iris growers everywhere ... a valuable publication for the identification of species in this wonderful genus'. Richard Wilford, Bentham-Moxon Trust Review of the hardback: '... clearly and simply written with abundant useful information'. Douglas Darnowski, Plant Science Bulletin Review of the hardback: '... a very consciously written result of a criticla sutdy of literature, synthesised with systematic, planned, long time collected personal experience and continuous mutual exchange of experience of authors belonging to a wide range of professions - from pure scientists to keen amateur gardenerrs ... The Guide to Species Irises is a very important manual for anybody who will work seriously with this genus and a resource of extremely valuable garden plants - one of the basic perennials in the moderate climate of all parts of the world.' M. Blazek (Pruhonice), Biologia Plantarum