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The Plant Lover's Guide to Sedums

By Brent Horvath

Lavishly illustrated.

New York Times Book Review

Sedums are flowering perennials with succulent foliage that are easy to grow, available in hundreds of varieties, and gorgeous in gardens and containers. Their color changes dramatically with the seasons — in fall, they are rich and earthy, while in summer their flowers come in vibrant shades of pink and yellow. As interest in drought-tolerant plants grows, sedums are becoming a go-to plant.

The Plant Lover's Guide to Sedums includes everything you need to know about these beautiful gems. Plant profiles highlight 150 of the best varieties to grow, with information on zones, plant size, soil and light needs, origin, and how they are used in the landscape. Additional information includes designing with sedums, growing and propagating them, where to buy them, and where to see them in public gardens.

This book is part of the Plant Lover's Guide series on important ornamental plant groups. Written for plant-driven gardeners by recognized experts in the field, the guides offer a great education in ornamental gardening and are abundantly illustrated with inspiring photography of both the plants and gardens that feature them.

Media reviews

"Lavishly illustrated."

New York Times Book Review

"An easy-to-read book for the gardener looking for an authoritative reference to these great plants."

Michigan Gardener

"Attractively designed, accessible, with excellent photography and clear typography. The authors clearly know their stuff, and write well ... These books serve as a wide view into narrow subjects in an engaging and attractive way."

—Graham Rice, Transatlantic Gardener

"This appealing book provides a fine current overview that will clarify the attraction of sedums to many recreational gardeners. Horvath's personable writing style should further widen the appeal. Also recommended to professional landscapers."

Library Journal

"Visual and informational candy for people who are passionate about plants."

—Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal

About the author

Brent Horvath

Brent Horvath is a second-generation nurseryman and owner of Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, a wholesale nursery in Hebron, Illinois. He is a major supplier of sedums and green-roof plants in the Midwestern United States. He also actively breeds and introduces new sedums into the trade and currently has twelve plant patents including four sedums with two more sedum patents pending.

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