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Perennials are the mainstay of any garden. But how do you choose from the thousands available, and care for the ones you already have? Essential Perennials focuses on what every gardener needs to know.

Trusted garden experts Ruth Rogers Clausen and Thomas Christopher help you decide exactly which plants will bring you the beauty you want and thrive in the conditions you can provide. This A-to-Z guide is packed with more than 2,700 plants, with each entry listing flower color, bloom time, foliage characteristics, size, and light and temperature requirements. Each profile is supported by stunning color photography that showcases the flower and foliage that make each plant unique.

A comprehensive reference guide to the colourful world of perennial plants. The entries comprise plant characteristics, cultivation advice and design tips for growing over 2700 of the most popular perennial plants.