Protea: A Guide to Cultivated Species and Varieties
) are a large and ancient plant family
origins with an impressive diversity of flower
and form, and an intriguing distribution pattern throughout mainly the Southern Hemisphere
. In his spectacular photography, Lewis J. Matthews captures the exceptional beauty and unique characteristics of a broad range of cultivated species and cultivars―some are well known, while others are either new introductions or lesser-known examples that deserve wider cultivation. For inclusion in Protea, Matthews has chosen a comprehensive selection of the best species and varieties
, including a large number not previously seen in print. They are certain to inspire readers to grow them in their gardens
where climate and soils are suitable.