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4th Edition


Steven M. Still

This book is used across the United States and Canada as the working manual for universities, colleges, botanical gardens, arboreta, nurseries, and garden centers.  Included is a fine section of 384 color plates Dr. Still has taken in his travels as a plantsman and plant scholar.  The book reflects extensive travel in the United States, Canada, and Europe.  Many of the perennials so widely used across North America were researched in England and Scotland as well as in North America.

Manual of Herbaceous Ornamental Plants was the first guide to herbaceous plants to be organized so that the student of plants as well as the consumer can easily find references to qualities such as morphology, growth habit, season of bloom, propagation, diseases and insects, hardiness and suggestions for plants in specific sites.  The book is made complete with scientific and common name indices.

This text provides information about common and uncommon annuals, biennials, perennials, bulbs, ornamental grasses, and hardy ferns that are adapted to most climates of the United States and Canada.  This fourth edition is over 800 pages and has 384 color prints--double the amount of color plates of the third edition.