Native Plants of the Southeast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Best 460 Species for the Garden
Opens up [the] world of native plants.
Using native plants in a garden has many benefits. They attract beneficial wildlife and insects, they allow a gardener to create a garden that reflects the native beauty of the region, and they make a garden more sustainable. Because of all this, they are an increasingly popular plant choice for home and public gardens.
Native Plants of the Southeast shows you how to choose the best native plants and how to use them in the garden. This complete guide is an invaluable resource, with plant profiles for over 460 species of trees, shrubs, vines, ferns, grasses, and wildflowers. Each plant description includes information about cultivation and propagation, ranges, and hardiness. Comprehensive lists recommend particular plants for difficult situations, as well as plants for attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other wildlife.
Native Plants of the Southeast will be the definitive reference on the region's native flora for years to come.
- Format: Hardcover
- Pages: 384 pp.
- Book dimensions: 8 x 10½ in. (265 x 205 mm.)
- Images: 542 color photos
- ISBN-10: 1604693231
- ISBN-13: 9781604693232
- Product code: 689323
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"Larry Mellichamp knows his plants ... His impressive work covers 460 native plant species and helps us not only identify wild plants, but also details how each can be used in a cultivated garden."
"Opens up [the] world of native plants."
—Karen Sullivan, Charlotte Observer
"With concise but comprehensive profiles of plants and how they might best be used in conventional garden settings, lavishly enhanced by photography by veteran wildflower photographer Will Stuart, this book should become the go-to resource for southern gardeners eager to break out of the 'local garden center mode' and truly express their botanical individuality."