From such old-fashioned favorites as foxgloves, lupines and irses to shade lovers like hostas with their stunning variegated leaves, perennials are the backbone of the garden. Performing faithfully year after year, they are the treasured stars of of formal borders and beds. They also thrive in the casual setting of an informal garden, bring delicacy and fragrance to a woodland setting and offer an unfailing source for bouquets and cut-flower arrangements.
This book lists the variety of perennials available for different climate zones, soils and garden style. A-Z of Perennials is designed to help you choose the plants that will flourish in your garden and please your eyue all years round. Entries are organized alphabetically by the plants' botanical names; common names are cross-referenced to make it easy to find the plants. Profiles of more than 200 perennials are accompanied by full-color photos highlighting the foliage, flowers and berries that are part of each plant's appeal.