are consistently voted the gardener's favorite perennial---their
clean lines, sumptuous leaves, and elegant flowers offer great
potential for striking specimen plantings and also make them the
most accommodating of companion plants. The core of this
encyclopedia is a fully illustrated collection of the world's
finest hostas. This valuable resource provides a full
description and color photograph for more than 750 plants.
Informative sections on hosta classification and botany,
gardening ideas, advice on pests and diseases, and a
quick-reference list of the best hostas for different purposes
add depth to this comprehensive review of the present-day hosta.