Hardy Heathers from the Northern Hemisphere
Author: E. Charles Nelson. Illustrated monograph on all northern heathers. History of heathers in cultivation. 456 pp. 246 x190 mm. Extensively illustrated with 23 botanical paintings. 20 maps. 41 line drawings. 160 (e) colour photographs. Hardback, ISBN 978 1 84246 170 9, Kew Publishing 2011.
Published in the Botanical Magazine Monograph series, this is a fully illustrated monograph describing all Calluna, Daboecia and Erica species growing naturally in the northern hemisphere. It includes 20 maps, 41 line drawings, over 160 colour photographs, and [10 stunning botanical paintings by Christabel King. Distribution, history, conservation, classification and cultivation are covered in detail, making this an indispensable book for the heather enthusiast, professional nurseryman, landscape architect, gardener, botanist, ecologist and conservationist with interest in heaths and heathlands.
Garden Media Guild Awards: Winner: Reference Book of the Year 2012 | The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries Annual Awards: Nominated titles: 2013 awards
It is perhaps among the most informative of the Botanical Magazine Monograph series and can be strongly recommended not only to heather enthusiasts but as an invaluable reference work for horticulturists, botanists, botanical historians, students of floristics and ecologists. I.K. Ferguson, 2012
I found myself sitting up in bed until the early hours of the morning captivated by various sections. Terry Underhill, Heathers 9, Handbook of the Heather Society, 2012
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