Hardy Succulents (Paperback)

Tough Plants for Every Climate

By Gwen Moore Kelaidis, Saxon Holt (Photographs by)

Storey Publishing, LLC, 9781580177009, 160pp.

Publication Date: February 20, 2008

List Price: 19.95*
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Add a touch of the unexpected to your garden. From agaves to ice plants and sedums to sempervivums, hardy succulents can bring color, texture, and versatility to perennial flower beds in any climate. This comprehensive guide offers clear growing instructions accompanied by vivid photography of these durable and beautiful plants. With tips on choosing the right varieties for every North American hardiness zone, you can enjoy all the quirky vibrancy of succulents wherever you live. 

About the Author

Gwen Moore Kelaidis is one of the foremost experts on rock gardening in the United States. She is the former co-owner of Rocky Mountain Rare Plants, a mail-order nursery, and for 11 years was the editor of the Bulletin of the American Rock Garden Society.

Saxon Holt has combined his career as a photographer with a lifelong love of gardening. His work has appeared in dozens of books and gardening magazines. He is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers, the American Society of Picture Professionals, and the Garden Writers of America Association, from which he has received three awards for his photography.

Praise For Hardy Succulents: Tough Plants for Every Climate

“I LOVE this gorgeous, inspiring, info-packed book for gardening in the Age of Climate Change and highly recommend it. “



“[Kelaidis] writes an accessible descriptive primer with tips on selecting plants, pots and garden sites; and designing your container or in-ground succulent garden.”

The Tribune (Mesa, Ariz.)


“Kelaidis…certainly knows her stuff and brings a fine introduction to these diverse plants to print.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette