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.
This volume is part of Hatch's Perennials 20016-2017, the largest project ever to catalog garden varieties of hardy herbaceous perennials and now with over 1200 pages of content available.
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 3.1 was expanded to produce a truly valuable discussion of today's best cultivars, their histories, and details that make each cultivar unique (or not).
More than 35 years ago, horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch became frustrated with the lack of comprehensive information on the varieties of hardy herbaceous plants. He still is not satisfied and since that time has created annual updates to Hatch's Perennials to set the record straight. He took his work to several print publishers and not one wanted a perennial encyclopedia over 1200 pages due to the expense of being exhaustive, detailed, and including high-res, page-wide images for so many plants. The New Ornamentals Society and cultivar.org took him up on this challenge to create a much better perennial guide.
First listing of new landscape plants (trees, sbrubs, vines, conifers, hardy perennials, annuals, bedding plants, tropical, house plants, and bulbs) from the 100% free, no delay cultivar registration process called Open Registration Of Cultivars (OROC). This 100 page listing covers scores of new plants from 2010 to 2014 from all over the world.
Visit cultivar.org for our Data Sharing rules that allow you to reuse large portions of this content at no cost.
Lacking an active, effective international process and accomplishment in cataloging new woody plants, the OROC program serves as the only active means of 100% free communication of these new landscape plants. In our role with the assistance of Cultivar.org, we continue to seek new ornamental plants and document their traits, history, and parentage.
More than 30 years ago horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch wondered why there was no updated perennial encyclopedia with all the new cultivars from both Europe and the US as well as rarities from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Not finding such a work, he created Hatch's Perennials which now spans more than 2000 pages of richly, detailed material.
The second book in the OROC (Open Registration of Ornamental Cultivars) project to catalog all new landscape, ornamental named clones and trademarked entities from 2012 to present. With the failure of the existing ISHS-ICRA system to catalog more than 0.1% of all new cultivars in woody genera and then only publishing them in a very costly academic journal. OROC has been funded to remedy this massive gap in our readily available horticultural literature. More than 71 pages of content detail the latest cultivars, their descriptions, origins, and mailorder sources. OROC Books are always 100% free on request.
The third book with woody plant genera N - Z to scheduled for release here in November 2016 as well as from our homesite www.cultivar.org
It is available in many formats including this PDF ebook, a website, JPG image, HTML table, and a variety of searchable and sortable spreadsheets like Open Office Calc and Excel. A new set of abbreviations makes it handy to use the system in reviews or describing hybrid brewing styles or when blending your own beer. A set of suffix codes specify specific treatments like as (B) bourbon wood aging, (UN) unfiltered, and (BO) for bottle conditioned.