Peonies Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: White Hopton Publications Language: English ISBN: 9780993164736 Category:

It has taken Claire Austin nearly 40 years to gather all the information for this book on Peonies. An illustrated guide to one of the most glamorous, long-lived and easy-to-grow garden plants, this is a  personal selection of more than 350 exquisite peonies – herbaceous, intersectional and tree peonies – Approximately 63 species and subspecies are listed as well as more than 200 varieties, many with detailed entries, including close-up photographs showing flower colour, shape and form together with precise descriptions. There is practical advice on planting, siting, and caring for peonies, according to type, as well as dividing, propagating and moving plants. It also includes planting combinations from the author’s gardens showing how to combine peonies with other perennials over the flowering season, plus the best peonies for cutting, for fragrance, for colour, for small gardens and for shade.


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'This is a fine title from one of the country's foremost plantswomen' - The English Garden May 2021''Peonies' by Claire Austin immediately sits on my essential reference book shelf, and I recommend it goes on to yours too' - Jack Wallington, garden designer Garden Illustrated, May 2021'An entirely readable, helpful and encouraging way, that will aid those selecting varieties for their garden as much as it will a designer selecting for multiple projects' - April 2021'This one, I feel, is a cut above the rest that I have seen and should be considered a modern definitive text on the genus, full of excellent photography and insightful guidance on how to grow peonies.' - April 2021