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Garden Succulents Primer

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ISBN-10: 0881929549

ISBN-13: 9780881929546

Edition: 2008

Authors: Gideon Smith, Ben-Erik van Wyk

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Succulents and rock garden plants have become popular for their ease of cultivation, diversity of form, and striking colors. Their natural drought tolerance makes them especially useful for gardens in arid climates and water-conserving gardens. The Garden Succulents Primer is a user-friendly identification guide. It includes detailed descriptions of more than 400 well-known succulents and their close relatives that will allow readers to quickly determine the family to which a succulent belongs. Descriptions are supported with 450 color photographs that showcase each plant's distinctive shape and color. Also includes chapters on use, conservation, cultivation, and propagation.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

Ben-Erik van Wyk is professor of botany at the University of Johannesburg and the author of several best-selling books on plants and plant use.

Uses of succulents
Gardening with succulents
Guide to the main succulent plant groups (families)
Group 1. Agavaceae (Sisal family, Century plant family)
Group 2. Apocynaceae (Carrion flower family)
Group 3. Asphodelaceae (Aloe family)
Group 4. Asteraceae (Daisy family)
Group 5. Cactaceae (Cactus family)
Group 6. Crassulaceae (Stonecrop family, Plakkie family)
Group 7. Euphorbiaceae (Spurge family, Milkweed family)
Mesembryanthemaceae (Ice plant family, Mesemb family)
Unusual stem succulents (various families)
Bombacaceae (Baobab family)
Dioscoreaceae (Wild yam family, Elephant's foot family)
Hyacinthaceae (Hyacinth family)
Passifloraceae (Granadilla family
Passion flower family)
Pedaliaceae (Sesame family)
Vitaceae (Grape family)
Unusual leaf succulents (various families)
Geraniaceae (Geranium family)
Lamiaceae (Mint family)
Portulacaceae (Portulaca family
Spekboom family)
Welwitschiaceae (Welwitschia family)
Zygophyllaceae (Devil-thorn family)
Further reading
Quick guide to garden succulents of the world
@Index to scientific and common names