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Poppies: A Guide to the Poppy Family in the Wild and in Cultivation
Synopses & Reviews
Poppies, first published in 1993, was the first book devoted exclusively to these popular plants. Not only are the true poppies, genus Papaver, covered, but all the other members of the poppy family as well, including Glaucium, Dendromecon, Eschscholzia, Arctomecon, Argemone, Canbya, the plumed poppies Macleaya, Meconopsis, Roemeria, and many more. Grey-Wilson concentrates primarily on species and forms in cultivation, together with those species of striking or particular interest that are not present in cultivation but fully deserve to be introduced. For this new edition, the author included much new information about recent discoveries in the wild, as well as new cultivars introduced since Poppies was first published. There are general chapters on the family, cultivation, and classification, and a key to the genera. The individual genera, grouped into their respective subfamilies, are dealt with in detail, as are their more specialized cultivation requirements. Important synonyms have been included to avoid confusion or ambiguity. Botanical authorities are given for all recognized species and synonyms. This work will be very welcome to committed gardeners and horticulturists as a much-needed-and profusely illustrated-source of practical and botanical information.
Book News Annotation:
This new edition of a volume first published in 1993 as the first book devoted exclusively to poppies, and reprinted in 1995, adds details on new cultivars and recent discoveries in the wild. Chapters introduce the Papaveraceae family, and specify the cultivation needs of individual genera grouped into their subfamilies. Includes 182 small color plates, line drawings, and a glossary. Formerly a Kew Gardens research botanist, Grey-Wilson is now editor of the Alpine Garden Society journal.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Grey-Wilson (author of Clematis The Genus & other books) has updated this definitive book on the popular poppy. Covers primarily poppy species & forms in cultivation, including new discoveries of poppies in the wild.
"Poppies," first published in 1993, was the first book devoted exclusively to these popular plants. Not only are the true poppies, genus "Papaver," covered, but all the other members of the poppy family as well, including "Glaucium," "Dendromecon," "Eschscholzia," "Arctomecon," "Argemone," "Canbya," the plumed poppies "Macleaya," "Meconopsis," "Roemeria," and many more.
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