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Greg Starr is widely acknowledged as an expert on agaves. An astute observer of agaves in the wild, he also has broad experience with their performance in cultivation. In vivid detail he profiles 75 species, cultivars, and hybrids best suited to gardens and landscapes. Each entry includes field notes as well as a detailed description of the plant, along with its cultural requirements, including hardiness, sun exposure, water needs, soil requirements and methods of propagation. Because agaves can change dramatically as they age, photos show species from youth to maturity, a unique feature of this book. Distribution, taxonomy, horticultural history and essentials of cultivation complete the in-depth treatment. As useful to specialists as to enthusiasts who are just beginning to explore the dazzlingly diverse world of agaves, this authoritative guide is sure to spur the growing popularity of these amazing plants. Succulents have become very popular in recent years due to their drought-tolerance and unique aesthetic qualities They make first-rate container plants for areas that are too cold for in-ground culture
At last we have a book written in English which looks at some of the best agaves, both species and cultivars, which can be grown in containers or outdoors in the ground where climate permits...As you are aware, agaves can change dramatically as they age and this guide takes that into account as it includes pictures showing each species from youth to maturity- a unique and valuable feature of the book and a great help with identification...I would thoroughly recommend this book to all cactus and succulent enthusiasts whether they are interested in agaves or not. --Literature Review (CactusWorld Vol. 30 (3))Présentation de l'éditeur :
Agaves are easy to love they re low-maintenance, drought-tolerant and strikingly sculptural, with an astounding range of forms and colours. Greg profiles 75 agave species, cultivars, and hybrids best suited to containers and landscapes. Each entry includes field notes and a detailed description of the plant, along with its cultural requirements. Because agaves can change dramatically as they age, photos show species from youth to maturity, a unique feature of this book. This is a practical guide for garden designers, horticulturalists and enthusiasts.
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