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Geared for professional perennial growers, this updated reference helps growers fight the most important factors leading to plant loss: insect and mite pests and diseases. The destructive pests are each given a chapter, with headings covering identification, life stages, monitoring, and controlling each species of each pest. Similar chapters do the same for diseases—with disease updates from the U.S. and international markets added. The lists and descriptions of beneficial organisms have been …

Daylilies are the perfect perennial -- they come in a rainbow of colors, are hardy and low-maintenance in a wide range of climates, and grow well in almost any soil and light conditions. Learn how to select the right daylilies for your yard or garden, design beautiful plantings that will deliver flowers throughout the season, and care for your growing plants. The authors include a comprehensive listing of more than 200 daylily cultivars with at-a-glance information on color, foliage, height, blossom …

This book is both a comprehensive and wide-ranging study of the genus by one of the worlds leading daylily growers and a practical guide for gardeners and collectors. It provides a wealth of essential advice on cultivation, propagation, and garden uses, together with an extensive A-Z directory describing hundreds of the very best daylilies for the garden. Enthusiasts will enjoy reading about the history, botany, and breeding of of daylilies, and and the accounts of daylily collections from all over …

Its no exaggeration to say that daylilies are the premier flowering perennial. From a handful of wild species belonging to the genus Hemerocallis, breeders have produced tens of thousands of hybrids in a dazzling array of colors, patterns, and shapes. Adding to their appeal is their hardiness, ease of care, and ability to combine well with other plants. With so many daylilies currently available, a pictorial guide to the best and most exciting cultivars is essential. More than 1700 daylilies—1400 …
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This book is both a comprehensive and wide-ranging study of the genus by one of the worlds leading daylily growers and a practical guide for gardeners and collectors. It provides a wealth of essential advice on cultivation, propagation, and garden uses, together with an extensive A-Z directory describing hundreds of the very best daylilies for the garden. Enthusiasts will enjoy reading about the history, botany, and breeding of of daylilies, and and the accounts of daylily collections from all over …

A vast array of daylily hybrids has been developed from only a small group of species in Hemerocallis. Hundreds of new daylilies are introduced each year, and no other book describes and illustrates so many of the hybrids in one place. The parent species are also included, but the focus is on the amazing developments that have been achieved through hybridization. Close-up photographs show the detailed characteristics that hybridizers work for. Each photo is accompanied by a thorough description of …

The Open Form Daylily: Spiders, Unusual Forms, and Other Exotics-First Edition (2017) by Oliver Billingslea               Presented in a full-color 8½ x 11 format to enhance the quality of the photography, the text and layout of The Open Form Daylily: Spiders, Unusual Forms, and Other Exotics are by its author Oliver Billingslea. This publication is first and foremost a botanical book, treating two recognized classes of daylilies, spiders and unusual forms, while the final chapter offers …

Dust jacket notes: A six-foot-high brick wall, built on the grounds of the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx in the 1930s, encloses a secluded garden where one of the twentieth centurys premier botanists, Arlow Stout, worked for more than thirty years. Each day during the summer, Stout would disappear through the walls only gate to wade hip deep among hundreds of daylilies with tantalizing shades of yellow, red, and orange flowers. By crossing one particular plant with another, Stout deftly …

Few perennials are as tough and versatile as daylilies (genus Hemerocallis), and even fewer offer daylilies enormous range of color, shape, and growing characteristics. The ease of hybridizing daylilies is a major attraction for the enthusiast. Any backyard gardener can hybridize daylilies, but this blessing of easy breeding can also be something of a curse to the newcomer. Tens of thousands of new daylilies are bred each year. How to choose and grow daylilies amidst this profusion? John Peat and …
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