Australian Native Plants - 7th edition

Cultivation, Use in Landscaping and Propagation


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By John Wrigley & Murray Fagg
Format Hardback
Page Extent 736
Book Size 260 x 185 x 0 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 9 Sep 2024
Subject Classification The natural world, country life & pets / Trees, wildflowers & plants
A decade on from the publication of the sixth edition of this classic book, this fully revised seventh edition contains hundreds of updates, including many revised names, reclassifications, new plant profiles, updated photos and other new information. The book provides a wealth of detail on literally thousands of native plants, their properties, cultivation and propagation. The introductory chapters provide sound practical advice on the collection and propagation of plant material, dealing with pests and diseases, selection of plants, fertilising your plants, plant management and landscaping. he updates maintain the position of this title as the most comprehensive and up-to-date book on this subject available on the market. It is indispensible for anyone interested in growing native plants anywhere in Australia, whether they are home gardeners, landscapers or professional horticulturists.

John W. Wrigley

John W. Wrigley AM, BSc. (1934–2014) developed his knowledge of the Australian flora over more than 40 years. He was Curator of the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra for 14 years and designed botanic gardens in Coffs Harbour, Mildura and Tamworth, as well as a nature park at Port Macquarie. He had ten other books on native plants published and in 1983 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to the cultivation and study of Australian flora.

Murray Fagg

Murray Fagg managed the Botanical Information Unit of the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, and sat on the executive of the Centre for Plant Biodiversity and Research and Australian National Herbarium. Today he is an Honorary Associate of both organisations. He has an extensive private photograph collection and has contributed photographs and illustrations to 14 other books.