The Grower's Guide

Book - 2000
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With their heady perfume and stunning visual appeal, lavenders have been prized by gardeners since ancient times. Lavender is a truly comprehensive study that enables the reader to research and identify more than 200 lavender species and varieties. With chapters on cultivation, propagation, pests and diseases, and botanical history, this book is as practical as it is authoritative.

More than 200 photos document recent advances in color variation that have resulted from intense breeding; plants now available range from deep purple and lilac to white, cream, pink, and red-violet. With so many hardy and dependable plants to choose from, no lavender enthusiast will want to be without this indispensable book.

For lovers of this exquisite plant, everything you need to know is now at your fingertips, covering more than 200 lavender species and varieties.

Baker & Taylor
In this complete, practical guide leading lavender specialist Virginia McNaughton details more than 200 lavender species and cultivars, including many that are adaptable, hardy and dependable.

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An experienced grower gives instructions for the home gardener and detailed information for the professional grower on the care and propagation of lavender, and offers physical and historical descriptions of some 200 lavender cultivars. There is also information on the botany of lavender and its nomenclatural history. Some 185 color photos are arranged to compare and contrast the different sections, species, and cultivars within the genus. McNaughton manages a lavender business and is responsible for the national reference collection of lavender for the Herb Foundation of New Zealand. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780881924787
Branch Call Number: 635.9339 MCNAU
Characteristics: xi, 180 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm


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Apr 09, 2016

Although nice, pretty book, I only rated 2 as there was little relevant to growing lavender here in Missouri.

Aug 12, 2012

Yes, there are some varieties that can survive our winters.

Aug 02, 2010

A Mediteranean plant, so unless I missed oan exception, they will not survive our winters outdoors.


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