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Crocosmia and Chasmanthe

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ISBN-10: 0881926515

ISBN-13: 9780881926514

Edition: 2004

Authors: Peter Goldblatt, Gary Dunlop, John C. Manning, Auriol Batten, Auriol Batten

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Here at last, these beautiful bulbs are fully described and illustrated. Spring-flowering Chasmanthe is a plant for areas of mild winter, but Crocosmia can endure winter temperatures. They flower from early summer well into fall and provide wonderful displays of warm red and orange when the garden often has little else to offer except annuals. A descriptive list of more than 400 Crocosmia cultivars concludes the complete horticultural account of the genera. Superb watercolors of the species and many of the more important cultivars are complemented by charming pencil sketches of each species in its native habitat.
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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/15/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 236
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Peter Goldblatt is the B.A. Krukoff Curator of African Botany at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Throughout his botanical career he has concentrated his attention on the Iridaceae and has shown particular interest in its African members. He resides in Portland, OR, and St. Louis, MO.Awards for Peter GoldblattInternational Bulb Society Herbert Medal

Gary Dunlop is a practicing architect. He has an enthusiastic interest in a wide range of plants, with an emphasis on Asiatic, Southern Hemisphere, and woodland plants. He has put together significant collections of many unusual and neglected as well as common genera, ranging from South African sun lovers through antipodean alpines to moisture- and shade-loving plants, mostly from the Northern Hemisphere. The collections of plants provide year-round interest, with something in flower every day of the year. Gary received no formal training in botany or horticulture, other than from the most effective master, experience. His interest in gardening developed with making a previous half-acre…    

John Manning was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, and has been a research scientist in the Compton Herbarium at the National Botanical Institute, South Africa, since 1989. He works at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town, one of the world's great botanical gardens and an important center for research on the African flora. Although he has studied the anatomy, embryology and seed development of plants in diverse families, including the Fabaceae, Proteaceae and Stilbaceae, he has focused his research more recently on the Iridaceae, collaborating on various research projects with Peter Goldblatt. Together they have investigated the evolution and pollination biology of the…    

Auriol Batten is a contributor for the following Timber Press Title: Crocosmia and Chasmanthe

Early Exploration and Discovery
Plant Form and Structure
Stem and Leaves
Plant Geography
Evolution and Classification
Key to Chasmanthe
Chasmanthe aethiopica
Chasmanthe bicolor
Chasmanthe floribunda
Key to Crocosmia
Crocosmia ambongensis
Crocosmia aurea
Crocosmia fucata
Crocosmia masoniorum
Crocosmia mathewsiana
Crocosmia paniculata
Crocosmia pearsei
Crocosmia pottsii
Hybrid Crocosmias
Crocosmia X crocosmiiflora
Crocosmia X crocosmoides
Pests and Diseases
Cultivars of Crocosmia
History of Crocosmia Breeding
Descriptive List of Cultivars
Specialist Nurseries for Crocosmia
About the Authors