Ornamental Foliage Plants

Ornamental Foliage Plants

Book - 2004
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Firefly Books Ltd

Ornamental Foliage Plants is a comprehensive guide to 1,500 garden and indoor plants grown mainly for their exceptional foliage.

The first part of Ornamental Foliage Plants explores the different ways these plants can be used in landscaping. Concise chapters include:

  • The winter garden
  • Autumn color
  • Architectural plants
  • Hedges and topiary
  • Succulent plants
  • Plants with variegated leaves
  • Silvery-leafed plants.

The main section of the book is an A-Z directory of ornamental foliage plants. Entries are organized by botanical name with useful descriptions of the species as well as varieties and forms. Quick reference symbols indicate the plant's outstanding features. Information includes:

  • Imperial and metric measurements
  • Cultivation notes
  • Best uses
  • Region of origin
  • Common names.

This book, illustrated with 1,000 color photographs, is an indispensable reference for gardeners of all levels.


An illustrated and comprehensive guide to 1,500 garden and indoor foliage plants featuring an A-Z guide to plants as well as chapters on topics such winter gardens, autumn color, hedges and topiary and more.

Book News
This lushly color-illustrated guide offers a directory of some 1,500 garden and houseplants prized more for their leaf color or sculptural form than their flowers. Preceding descriptions of plants from Abies (firs) to Zantedeschia (arum lilies), a veteran garden writer reviews climate considerations, leaf characteristics, and plants for particular themes/niches (e.g., aromatic plants, winter gardens, waterside plants). She includes a glossary, references, and a world climate zones map rather than the usual USDA plant hardiness zone map. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2004
ISBN: 9781554070176
1554070171
Branch Call Number: 635.975 GRE
Characteristics: 400 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Foliage plants
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