Chrysanthemums and Dahlias by Derek Bircumshaw
Chrysanthemums and Dahlias arrived in Europe around 200 years ago from China and Mexico respectively. Both are now enthusiastically grown as much for their outstanding cut-flower and show qualities as for their spectacular performance in the garden. In this new edition of their handbook, the authors describe the different forms of chrysanthemums and dahlias and show how to get the best results from them. There are notes on pests and diseases, propagation, hardy perennial and annual chrysanthemums, and the lifting and storing of dahlia tubers for the winter. The many colour photographs throughout the book complement the authors' selections of recommended cultivars.