Written by horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch over more than 35 years, Hatch's Perennials was designed to be the ultimate guide to hardy herbaceous cultivars not found in other established manuals and references. Descriptions are cultivar specific (not general for a species), images large and digital, and the history and origins of many cultivars are covered.
Hatch;s Perennials is a 35 year project of taxonomist Larry Hatch to catalog and document cultivars of hardy herbaceous plants in a thorough way not done in more than 80 years by any author. With more than 1200 pages of detailed content, version 3.1 remains one of the most complete plant encyclopedias ever published.
Hatch's Cultivars of Woody Plants has been developed over 35 years by leading horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch and now covers more than 2100 pages. It is thelargest encyclopedia of ornamental, landscape tree, shrub, and vine varieties, most described in detail with their history, nomenclature, and landscape uses discussed.Numerous high-resolution digital images accompany the entries.
More than 35 years ago horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch noted that nobody was updating the old classic woody plant encyclopedias with all the new varieties as had been done by W.J. Bean, Harold Hillier, and Gerd Krussman in the past. Now with over 4000 pages of detailed, cultivar-specific content and thousands of high-resolution, digital images, Cultivars of Woody Plants is the experts "go to" reference for both rare and new material that is truly international in diversity.