Provides a comprehensive look at this large and complex genus,
covering the history and botany, cultivation, garden peonies, pests
and disease, species, lactiflora and hybrid cultivars, tree peonies,
Itoh or intersectional hybrids, and a list of where to best see
magnificent peonies. The detailed treatment of peony species is
especially welcome as such information can be hard to come by. Fine
color photos throughout.
Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.