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.
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.
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.
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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.
Hatch's Cultivars of Woody Plants was started more than 35 years when the author Larry Hatch noticed there were no complete cultivar listings of trees, shrubs, and vines as there had been in the past with authors like Krussman and Bean. Since that time, Mr. Hatch has worked every single week to update the files with no cultivars, improve older data, and this has results in over 4000 pages of very detailed, content
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. Genera and species are sold as separate volumes due to size of photos and data.
This 2017 update now detains new cultivar registrations from the OROC or Open Registration Of Cultivars program.
Cultivars of Woody Plants was started over 35 years ago by horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch who was concerned that no modern authors were actually cataloging the new cultivars on a worldwide basis. Since the days of Krussman and Bean, no exhaustive reviews with lots of taxonomic and historical detail existed. And those did not have color images of any real size and usefulness. It was time to supplement the old classics and keep it updated every year or two.