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The New Encyclopedia of Hostas

The New Encyclopedia of Hostas

ISBN: 0881929603

Title: The New Encyclopedia of Hostas

Author: Diana Grenfell, Michael Shadrack

KDL Description:


An updated edition provides detailed, easy-to-read descriptions for growing, landscaping and augmenting a hosta garden, sharing related information for managing challenging environments, in a volume that features expanded coverage of 700 cultivated varieties.

Amazon Description:

The lush, sculptural hosta is loved by gardeners for its ability to both combine well with other plants and project a strong presence when planted alone. The New Encyclopedia of Hostas—the second edition of Diana Grenfell and Michael Shadrack’s classic work—provides growth and cultivation information for seven hundred cultivated hostas.

Detailed, easy-to-read descriptions include growing tips, recommendations for landscape use, and suggestions for companion plants. Clear cultivation advice is provided, including recommendations for hostas that succeed in challenging environments, such as the warmer regions of the United States. Captivating photographs show hostas up close and in a wide range of different garden situations.

Gardeners will appreciate the depth and scope of this essential reference and use it time and again to help with plant selection and identification, and to inspire new plantings.