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Most plants that thrive in dark places are themselves dark. Not hostas—they display many shapes, sizes, and shades of greens, blues, and yellows, and make garden statements ranging from subtle and delicate to strikingly bold. Use the full range of hostas to provide dramatic architectural and sculptural interest to any shady space. A list of recommended species and cultivars for every problem area comes with a guide to all aspects of cultivation and care

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Overview

Most plants that thrive in dark places are themselves dark. Not hostas—they display many shapes, sizes, and shades of greens, blues, and yellows, and make garden statements ranging from subtle and delicate to strikingly bold. Use the full range of hostas to provide dramatic architectural and sculptural interest to any shady space. A list of recommended species and cultivars for every problem area comes with a guide to all aspects of cultivation and care

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This volume makes what once seemed to be bourgeois little clumps of greenery suddenly look charming and handsome. (Maybe seeing a photo of them alongside a stream in their native habitat helped.) Grenfell provides expert advice on cultivation, propagation, and garden uses of the hosta as well as an A-Z plant directory listing some 400 cultivars and forms. Includes a brief history and botany of the plant, information about hosta collections around the world, and information about exhibiting and showing hostas, with superbly detailed color photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780304362882
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/1902
  • Series: RHS Wisley Handbooks
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 5.74 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6
Introduction 8
1 History, Habitat and Classification 10
2 The Botany of Hostas 18
3 Nomenclature 28
4 People and Their Plants 32
5 Cultivation 37
6 Propagation 47
7 Breeding Hostas 50
8 The Garden Uses of Hostas 57
9 Growing Hostas for Exhibition 72
10 Hosta Collections 74
11 Hostas in Japan 80
12 Hostas in North America 83
13 Hostas in Europe 90
14 Hostas in Australasia 93
15 A-Z of Hostas in Cultivation 97
Glossary 151
A Selection of the Best Hostas 152
Appendix 154
Index of Plants Names 158
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