Hardcover: 238 pages
Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated; 1st edition (May 1, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.8 x 6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Scholarly review of history of Lewisias in cultivation, but very readible. In fact, the author has a lovely command of English; he intersperses short surprising poetic passages within the text. The detailed examination of each variety is helpful--only place I've found such information. And the chapter on cultivation--which, with Lewisias is a trick to learn for successful long lived Lewisia plants-- is a gem. One understands why to use his techniques when finished with the chapter.
There are very few books that cover lewisias in even a little detail but this book covers them very thoroughly and is helpful.
If you are interested in lewisias, this is a must to read. After all, there are not a lot of books on the topic.