The Genus Lewisia

The Genus Lewisia

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The main concern in this work is with the nineteen species of the genus Lewisia, although hybrids and cultivars of garden origin are also included. The author is well known for his books on bulbous plants and his monographs of Iris, Crocus and Hellebores. This is the first major published revision of the genus since 1966. The last few years have seen an increase in the popularity of lewisias, particularly with those gardeners who specialize in alpines.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 160 x 250 x 22mm | 539.77g
  • Batsford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour plates, photographs, bibliography, index
  • 0747022178
  • 9780747022176

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Table of contents

History and relationships of the genus; history of Lewisias in cultivation; the morphology of Lewisia; the rootstock and caudex; the leaves; the inflorescence; the flower; the stamens and pollen; the ovary and style; the fruit and seed; pollination and compatibility; cytology; conservation; cultivation; outdoor cultivation; growing from seed; composts; potting; vegetative propagation; pests and diseases; cultivation requirements of individual species; hybridizing; taxonomic treatment.
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