By Greg Starr

Gardeners and backyard designers are having a love affair with agaves. it is simple to work out why—they're low upkeep, drought-tolerant, and strikingly sculptural, with an incredible diversity of shape and colour. Many species are strikingly variegated, and a few have contrasting decorative spines at the edges in their leaves. marvelous for box gardening or in-the-ground tradition, they mix versatility with effortless growability.

In Agaves, plant professional Greg Starr profiles seventy five species, with extra cultivars and hybrids, most suitable to gardens and landscapes. every one plant access features a special description of the plant, in addition to its cultural requisites, together with hardiness, sunlight publicity, water wishes, soil specifications, and strategies of propagation. Agaves can swap dramatically as they age and this accomplished advisor comprises images exhibiting each one species from early life to maturity—a beneficial characteristic certain to this book.

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