These exotic natives of the Americas are among the most striking of drought-tolerant plants, and they make wonderful accents in the landscape, providing excellent contrasts to flowering perennial plantings. They can also be massed effectively, and many of the species are small, ideal for use in containers.The authors point out that innovative nurseries and gardeners in cool, humid regions have shown that many of these plants may be suitable for areas with climates very different from their native range. Full information on cultivation and propagation is provided.
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The authors focus on the care, cultivation, & use in the landscape of the two families to which these dramatic plants belong.From the Publisher:
In Agaves, Yuccas, and Related Plants, Mary and Gary Irish provide all the information necessary to choose some of these distinctive plants for your garden. They have included crisp photos and plenty of descriptive information. Moreover, the authors detail propagation and cultural requirements; despite the plants natural affinity for arid southern locations, they are frequently cold hardy, and they will often grow just fine in wetter, humid climates. This volume is packed with both information and inspiration.
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