The first comprehensive study on this versatile and visually stimulating species.
With their heady perfume and stunning visual appeal, lavenders are a wonderful addition to any garden. Long prized for their scent and healing qualities, lavender has been well loved by generations of gardeners. This versatile plant is associated with blues, but there are now many colour variations ranging from deep purple and lilac through to white, cream, pink and red-violet.
The first comprehensive study which enables the reader to decipher the intricacies of lavender identification. Over 200 lavender species and cultivars are described in detail, specifically in Australia, France, Japan, New Zealand, U.K. and U.S.A. Chapters on cultivation, propagation, pests and diseases, classification, botanical history and brief descriptions of uses should encourage gardeners to try some of these plants.
Combined with original photographs and line drawings, this book will not only act as an important aid to lavender enthusiasts but also inspire with a wealth of lavender cultivars that are so adaptable, hardy and dependable.