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Hardy gingers; including Hedychium, Roscoea, and Zingiber.




Hardy gingers; including Hedychium, Roscoea, and Zingiber.

Branney, T. M. E. (Royal Horticultural Society plant collector guide)

Timber Press, [c]2005

267 p.


With their wide range of flower structures and colors, striking foliage, and rich scents gingers are back in favor, especially those suitable to temperate rather than tropic climates. Expert grower Branney describes their heyday in the nineteenth century and their return to the garden in the twenty-first, and analyzes their botany, ecology, cultivation, propagation, and their culinary, medicinal, and landscaping use and gives resources for finding plants and expertise. The A-Z list of gingers he supplies includes the temperature zone and height of each along with a detailed description, and includes a very fine collection of colored photographs.
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Date:Jun 1, 2005
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