Hatch's Cultivars of Woody Plants remains the most complete encyclopedia of tree, shrub, and vine varieties in gardens and is the 35 year work of taxonomist Larry Hatch. We are pleased to present this major improvement on woody plant references on Google Play as affordable volumes for your phone, tablet, laptop, or ebook reader.
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.
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.
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.