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The Plant Lover's Guide to Sedums (The Plant Lover’s Guides)

Brent Horvath


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Sedums are most popular flowering succulent. They range from groundcovers to large border perennials and are often included in green roof and vertical garden design because of their visual interest and drought tolerance. Sedums changes dramatically with the seasons—in fall, they are rich and earthy while in summer their flowers come in vibrant shades of pink and yellow. The Plant Lover’s Guide to Sedums includes everything you need to know about these beautiful gems. Plant profiles highlight 150 of the best varieties to grow, with information on zones, plant size, soil and light needs, origin, and how they are used in the landscape. Additional information includes designing with sedums, understanding sedums, growing and propagating, where to buy  them, and where to see them in public gardens.

Praise For The Plant Lover's Guide to Sedums (The Plant Lover’s Guides)

“Lavishly illustrated.” —The New York Times Book Review

“This appealing book provides a fine current overview that will clarify the attraction of sedums to many recreational gardeners. Horvath’s personable writing style should further widen the appeal. Also recommended to professional landscapers.” —Library Journal

The Plant Lover’s Guide to Sedums by Brent Horvath will introduce you to sedums for indoor growing as well as enjoying outside, and show you there is more to this genus than Autumn Joy.” —The Chronicle Herald

“Visual and informational candy for people who are passionate about plants.” —Akron Beacon Journal

“Beautifully presented, colorful and well-illustrated.” —The Plantsman 

“Well worth adding to anyone’s garden library.” —Pacific Horticulture

“All four are attractively designed, accessible, with excellent photography and clear typography. The authors clearly know their stuff, and write well…these books serve as a wide view into narrow subjects in an engaging and attractive way.” —Transatlantic Gardener

“Profusely illustrated, Brent Horvath’s book is a valuable resource.” —Home Greenhouse Magazine

“An easy-to-read book for the gardener looking for an authoritative reference to these great plants.” —Michigan Gardener

Timber Press, 9781604693928, 232pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 2014

About the Author

Brent Horvath, president and grower at Intrinsic Perennial Gardens, Inc., is a third-generation gardener, second-generation nurseryman, and first-generation American. He has a BS from Oregon State University, and has continued plant selection and hybridizing work in a wide variety of genera. Horvath has developed over 100 new perennials, and holds over 35 plant patents.