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The aim of this book is not to "out-statistic" previous books on gladioli, nor to create or enter into any controversy about the taxonomy and nomenclature of the 200 or so gladioli species, but rather to pass on the authors' enthusiasm of "the friendship flower".
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Batsford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour plates, line drawings, glossary, bibliography, index
  • 0747026211
  • 9780747026211

Table of contents

Gladioli in the wild; the history of the gladiolus; propogation; cultivation; gladioli in the garden and the home; growing for exhibition; breeding gladiolus hybrids; gladioli of the future; recommended cultivars; classification of gladiolus cultivars; gladiolus species; specialist gladiolus societies; "where to see good gladioli"; suppliers of gladiolus cultivars and species; pests and diseases of gladiolus; pesticides, fungicides and fumigants used in gladiolus culture.
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