Pasque-Flowers: The Genus Pulsatilla, by Christopher Grey-Wilson
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Pasque-Flowers: The Genus Pulsatilla, is a guide for gardeners, horticulturists and botanists alike. With detailed analysis of members of the genus and extensive detail on the cultivation and place in the garden this is a must-have for anyone with an interest in alpines. Spectacular imagery of these special plants in the wild and in cultivation make this a sought-after title.
Pulsatilla or pasque-flowers are some of the most beautiful flowering herbs. With their ferny foliage and silken flowers they have delighted gardeners for many years. Many of the species are not particularly difficult to grow. They can be accommodated easily in today's modern garden. Here are some of the species covered in this guide: Pulsatilla grandis, P. halleri, P. vulgaris, P. vernalis, P. alpina. Various other species are also considered: Pulsatilla turczaninovii, P. sukaczewii, P. ajanensis, P. tatewakii, P. scherfelii, P. kostyczewii, etc.
Christopher Grey-Wilson retired as Editor of the Alpine Garden Society in 2011. Before that, from 1968-1989, he was a Principal Scientific Officer at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. He has travelled widely in the mountains of Europe and Asia, in particular. Over the years Christopher has authored many books and articles. Clematis, Cyclamen, Meconopsis as well as guides to European alpine plants, Greek bulbs, Mediterranean flowers and poppies are among his favourite subjects. He was awarded a VMH by the RHS in 2007 for ‘outstanding service to horticulture’.