Larry Hatch is a founder of the New Ornamentals Society, Internsational Coleus Society, and www.cultivar.org, author of more than 15 books on ornamental garden plants including Hatch's Perennials and Cultivars of Woody Plants. Educated at Cornell University (B.S.) and North Carolina State University (M.S.), Mr. Hatch is a recognized horticultural taxonomist and one of the pioneers of plant selection databases since the 1980's as well as creator of the New Plant Page, the first internet website devoted to finding new landscape cultivars.
It has been over 30 years since anyone has produced a truly comprehensive review of house plant and interior landscaping varieties. This project started in 2000 by horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch and the New Ornamentals Society has matured and is now available for the first time to the public in 2015.