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AGS Encyclopaedia General Discussion: Primulaceae literature

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Contribution from Helen Johnstone 06 September 2012, 08:51top / bottom of page

Hi - I am new to the Society and have a growing interest in Primulaceae and am trying to find a source of information to help a real novice understand all the different types of Primulae etc. Any ideas of books or publications?

Contribution from Giles Reed 10 September 2012, 19:28top / bottom of page
Primulaceae in general:

Flowering Plant Families of the World (Heywood et al.)

- a bit out of date in that it still puts Cyclamen and Lysimachia with the primulas (not that I really know about these things).

A 2 page overview.

Contribution from Giles Reed 10 September 2012, 20:03top / bottom of page
Primulas

Primulas (Sidney Clapham)

A guide to primulas for the general gardener. My first book on primulas, given to me by my mother on my eighth birthday. Very easy to read.

Primulas: The Complete Guide (Mary Robinson)

Probably a step up from the first book. More a book to look things up in, rather than to read cover to cover.

Primula allionii: Forms and Hybrids (Archdale and Richards) NAPS Midlands and West Guide No. 8.

Lots of practical details.

Primula (John Richards)

The definitive book on primulas. The book you will end up buying when the others no longer satisfy.

Androsace and Dionysia.

I don't grow these, but expect others would point you in the direction of:

The Genus Dionysia (Christopher Grey-Wilson)

The Genus Androsace (Smith and Lowe)

Both of these are available from the AGS.

Websites.

The 'Primulaworld' website is excellent.

Worth visiting (and revisiting) as it is always being updated.

Contribution from Helen Johnstone 11 September 2012, 18:30top / bottom of page

Many thanks Giles - I will do some investigating



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