Grosvenor provides comprehensive information on these tough, beautiful, and easy-to-grow perennials. He includes history, cultivation, maintenance, and propagation details. An extensive list of cultivars is given, with descriptions and growing requirements for each, so the novice grower can easily profit from Grosvenor's years of experience.Historic references to daylilies go back more than 2,000 years, and they were introduced into the U.S. in the late nineteenth century. Grosvenor's comprehensive guide to this easy-to-grow perennial gives information on the various species: cultivation (soil preparation, planting, watering, mulching, weed control, fertilizing, and dividing); propagation; and classification. There's a 95-page list of recommended varieties divided into large-flowered daylilies and small-flowered and miniature plants; a chapter on gardening and landscaping that focuses on mass plantings, color, and companion plants; and a chapter on pest and disease control. Also included are tips on photographing daylilies and on hybridizing. There even are recipes--fried and sauteed daylilies, a daylily casserole, a soup, and chicken. The book contains 300 color photographs and 33 diagrams and tables.
Author: Graeme Grosvenor