Giant Perennials

Giant Perennials

Book - 2003
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Firefly Books Ltd
A fully illustrated guide to growing perennials that grow to about 5 feet -- and bigger. Includes a directory to more than 100 plants and advice on garden design with large plants, selection, difficult conditions, containers, and more.

Gardeners know that structure is one of the most important elements in a successful garden design. Height is one way to add structure to a landscape. You can plant trees and shrubs, of course, but you also can use easy-to-grow perennials.

Giant Perennials is a fully illustrated guide to adding drama and scale to any garden using plants that grow to about 5 feet. Easy to use and featuring a handy, extended fold-over flap showing plant size, growing conditions, blooming time, flower or foliage, and height and spread, Giant Perennials includes:

  • A directory with more than 100 spectacular plants for every type of garden condition
  • Suggestions on where, how and what to plant with giant perennials
  • Advice on selection and cultivation
  • A separate chapter on designing with giant perennials, complete with planting schemes
  • Planting for damp or dry conditions, sun or shade
  • Using color, foliage, and seasonal features
  • Giant perennials in containers
  • Practical tips on getting started, routine care, propagation, and controlling pests and diseases.

Book News
Garden writer-editor Berry promotes five foot-plus plants that merit a place even in small gardens like hers. After introducing the planting of vertical gardens generally and in specific conditions, she provides a color-illustrated directory with cultivation tips for some 100 perennials. The North American winter hardness zone map is the only additional resource. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Toronto : Firefly Books, 2003
ISBN: 9781552977491
Branch Call Number: 635.932 Ber
Characteristics: 144 p. : col. ill., col. map
Additional Contributors: Wooster, Steven
Alternative Title: Star performers for the garden


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