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Peonies

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ISBN-10: 0881926620

ISBN-13: 9780881926620

Edition: 1995 (Reprint)

Authors: Allan Rogers

List price: $29.95
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Al Rogers has been growing peonies since childhood, and this book represents more than 60 years' experience. Peonies are treasured by gardeners for their longevity, lush foliage, rich fragrance, and landscape uses. Captured within these pages are not only the flavor, charm, and history of the peony and its hybridizers but also expert information about the genus Paeonia and its many cultivars. The species are discussed, and from the thousand-odd listed cultivars of both tree and herbaceous peonies, Rogers singles out the truly superior for recommendation, along with some introductions that show great promise. Enthusiastic amateurs and professionals alike will be thrilled with the complete…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Al Rogers, born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, acquired his first peony cultivar in 1929 at age eight. He owned and operated Caprice Farm Nursery, a successful peony nursery and mail-order supplier, for more than twenty years. Over the years he has written and lectured on peonies and other perennials, and served as a director on the board of the Perennial Plant Association for eight years.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Peculiar Charms and Specialty Uses of Peonies
The Modern Peony and Its Hybridizers
Species
Recommended Cultivars
Culture
Propagation
What the Future Holds
Getting Started Commercially
Peonies in Cultivation Worldwide
Nursery Sources
Landscaping with Peonies: An Illustrated Essay by Linda Engstrom
Useful Conversions
Hardiness Map
Recommended Reading and Sources
Index of Cultivars