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.
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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HITS is the long-term project of horticultural taxonomist Larry Hatch and is the first time in over three decades that a comprehensive guide to interior plant cultivars has been attempted. More than 10 years and 1000 pages later, HITS is now offered to the general public.
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.
Mr. Hatch integrates knowledge of the old cultivars with very new ones and developed a unique cultivar group system to classify them. Numerous high-resolution images are provided in wide, screen-filling detail.
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).
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.
With 38.6 megabytes and 135 pages on content this volume is one of the core necessities in the series.
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
All the newest cultivars from 2012 to 2016 are included in the massive revision of an earlier volume.
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.