Allan M. Armitage is a professor of horticulture who travels internationally as a lecturer and consultant. He is also the author of many books and the recipient of numerous awards from nursery trade groups and horticultural organizations.
"A reader can open this book to any page and be ensured of both
pleasure and enlightenment." --Country Gardens
"Its real charm is the descriptions that accompany each plant, written in Armitage's characteristic engaging, conversational tone. . . . Highly recommended." --Choice
"This gorgeous resource will find a home in the library of every gardener who wants current, authoritative information, as well as public and academic libraries with gardening enthusiasts." --American Reference Books Annual
"This is a terrific resource for gardeners, with 300 new plants added to the 2000 first edition, bringing the total to 1250." --Reference and Research Book News
"There's no shortage of endorsements in horticulturalist Allan Armitage's revised collection of 1,250 perennials." --Houston Chronicle
"Engaging descriptions and personal experiences." --Virginian-Pilot