Hebes and Parahebes

Hebes and Parahebes

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The wealth of variety of shrub in the species of Hebes is looked at in this book including the closely related Parahebes and Chionohebes, viewing them in context of the range of flora of their native New Zealand. Expert advice is given on their cultivation and propagation and there is a section recommending varieties and species for different purposes. They can be used in mixed and shrub borders, rock gardens, for landscape work and even as house or conservatory plants.show more

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Batsford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 8 colour plates containing 64 illustrations, 34 b&w illustrations, glossary, bibliography, index
  • 0747004102
  • 9780747004103

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New Zealand - "A green and temperate land"; what are Hebes and Parahebes?; the features of Hebes; growing Hebes and Parahebes; the naming of Hebes; choosing Hebes and Parahebes; alphabetical list of Hebe species, varieties and cultivars; alphabetical list of Chionohebe species; alphabetical list of Parahebe species, varieties and cultivars. Appendices: 1 - Hebe x "Franciscana"; 2 - Royal Horticultural Society - 1982 Hebe Trial at Wisley; 3 - The Hebe Society.show more

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