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.
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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).
All our registers are 100% free in the public interest. Even better, under our simple OROC Data Sharing rules, you may cut and past our text into your book, textbook, blog, social post, catalog, or other documents under a free, fair sharing system.
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
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All the newest cultivars from 2012 to 2016 are included in the massive revision of an earlier volume.