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The Daylily: A Guide For Gardeners

Few perennials are as tough and versatile as daylilies (genus Hemerocallis), and even fewer offer daylilies' enormous range of color, shape, and growing characteristics. The ease of hybridizing daylilies is a major attraction for the enthusiast. Any backyard gardener can hybridize daylilies, but this blessing of easy breeding can also be something of a curse to the newcomer. Tens of thousands of new daylilies are bred each year. How to choose and grow daylilies amidst this profusion? John Peat and Ted Petit have come to the rescue in this authoritative overview of all aspects of daylily history, cultivation, and breeding. Inspired by R. W. Munson Jr.'s classic treatment, Hemerocallis, they fully describe the history of the modern daylily. In the heart of the book, they detail the various types of hybrids and provide indispensable advice for growing all of them well. More than 200 beautiful color photographs and illustrations round out the work.

Hardcover: 200 pages

Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated (October 1, 2004)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0881926663

ISBN-13: 978-0881926668

Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.8 x 7 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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This book was a self-serving book for the hybridizers, Peat and Petit..Most of the images were THEIR daylilies...Their Color Encyclopedia of Daylilies was much better...

After the first edition of The Encyclopedia of Daylilies, I was expecting the same high quality. No way! The printing is abomanable, poor editing and generally a slap-dash production. Shame, as the info is certainly valuable and the various authors that have contributed deserved a better production job! What happened, TP?

One of the Best books on Daylilies I have found. There is great information and the photos are beautiful. If you love daylilies you will love this book.

The book is in great shape, almost like new and has information in it that I didn't know -

Wonderful book and format. Most helpful for gardeners who love this flower.

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