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Heuchera, Tiarella and Heucherella Charles Oliver

Heuchera, Tiarella and Heucherella By Charles Oliver

Heuchera, Tiarella and Heucherella by Charles Oliver


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Summary

Native to the United States, Heuchera are also known as 'coral bells'. They thrive from north to south, east to west and produce stunning foliage plants with tall, airy flowers in pink, coral, red or white. The foliage may be so colourful and ornately shaped that you will be more than happy if they never bloomed.

Heuchera, Tiarella and Heucherella Summary

Heuchera, Tiarella and Heucherella: A Gardener's Guide by Charles Oliver

Native to the United States but now widespread in the UK, Heuchera (or `coral bells') thrive in all climates, even in shade, and produce stunning flowers in pink, coral, red or white. The foliage can be so colourful and ornate that you will be more than happy if they never bloomed. This outstanding plant is only now becoming fully appreciated with the arrival of new cultivars and hybrids, such as `Amber Waves' and `Purple Palace'. This easy and accessible guide covers :

  1. Introduction: Heucheras and related genera (including Tiarella, x Heucherella and Mitella) * Overview of range of forms * Geography and ecology * Suitability as garden plants * Outstanding qualities
  2. Use in garden by type: Outstanding cultivars * Alpines * Borders * Woodland garden * Landscape * Cut flowers
  3. Cultivation: Propagation * Soil and sun exposure * Feeding * Growing from seed, cuttings, division and tissue culture
  4. Horticultural history: Breeders and their plants * Origins of present-day forms
  5. Genetics and morphology: Traits and morphology in relation to garden-worthiness
  6. Breeding: Trends * Expression and combination of traits * What makes a good garden plant (trial criteria)
  7. Annotated list of garden-worthy wild species and selected cultivars

About Charles Oliver

Charles Oliver lives in western Pennsylvania and runs The Primrose Path nursery. Charles has been greatly involved in the Heuchera hybridization work - for the introduction of over 60 new plants he was given the Marcel LePiniec Award in 1998 by the North American Rock Garden Society.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Heucheras and related genera (including Tiarella, x Heucherella and Mitella) * Overview of range of forms * Geography and ecology * Suitability as garden plants * Outstanding qualities Use in garden by type: Outstanding cultivars * Alpines * Borders * Woodland garden * Landscape * Cut flowers Cultivation: Propagation * Soil and sun exposure * Feeding * Growing from seed, cuttings, division and tissue culture Horticultural history: Breeders and their plants * Origins of present-day forms Genetics and morphology: Traits and morphology in relation to garden-worthiness Breeding: Trends * Expression and combination of traits * What makes a good garden plant (trial criteria) Annotated list of garden-worthy wild species and selected cultivars

Additional information

GOR002770937
9780713490091
0713490098
Heuchera, Tiarella and Heucherella: A Gardener's Guide by Charles Oliver
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pavilion Books
2006-04-30
160
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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