Waterlilies and Lotuses: Species, Cultivars, and New Hybrids

Timber Press, 2005 - 260 Seiten
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In this fully updated work, Perry Slocum describes nearly 500 species and cultivars of the crowning jewels of water gardens, the waterlilies and lotuses. This book includes more than 130 of the best new hybrids introduced since the landmark Water Gardening: Water Lilies and Lotuses by Perry Slocum and Peter Robinson was published. All species and the major cultivars, including day- and night-blooming tropical and hardy waterlilies and lotuses, are described along with the author's and hybridizers' comments on the best landscape uses for each plant. Although the genera Nymphaea and Nelumbo receive special emphasis, a chapter is also devoted to the other genera in the waterlily family, Nuphar, Victoria, Euryale, Barclaya, and Ondinea. In addition to his achievements as a hybridizer, Slocum is an award-winning nature photographer. Waterlilies and Lotuses is illustrated with 350 stunning color photographs of these exotic beauties, with more than 100 photos published here for the first time. With information on hardiness, including maps for Europe and the United States, and an extensive list of suppliers of water gardening plants and equipment in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, Waterlilies and Lotuses is a truly definitive resource for water gardeners the world over.

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The late Perry D. Slocum, founder of Slocum Water Gardens and Perry's Water Gardens, earned an A.B. degree in biology from Cornell University in 1935. He held U.S. patents for several lotuses and hardy waterlilies and was one of the most important breeders of aquatic plants. In 1986 the International Water Lily Society presented him with the Water Lily Hall of Fame Award, making him the first living person to be so honored. His nature photographs won more than 150 international awards, and he was elected an associate of the Photographic Society of America for his outstanding work in wildlife photography. Slocum died in late 2004, after completing his work on Waterlilies and Lotuses, his last book.

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