The gardener's guide to growing irises

Geoff Stebbings

Book - 1997

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Portland, Or. : Timber Press 1997.
Physical Description
160 p. : col. ill
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
Geoff Stebbings (-)
Review by Booklist Review

Stebbings begins with a chapter on classification and botany, explaining how the genus is organized. In the chapters that follow, he groups the plants according to their place in the classification, recommending species for water gardens, shady gardens, rock gardens, etc. He offers advice on their cultivation, propagation, pest and disease control, and hybridizing; he also gives a brief history of each species. In a chapter on irises for the specialist, the author recommends a variety of species that are more difficult to grow and hard to find. The book's appendixes include a 20-page list of cultivars arranged by color and a list of award-winning irises. This truly comprehensive guide book has 79 color photographs. --George Cohen

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