Kerin E. Lilleeng-Rosenberger
Softcover, 440 pp.
This book is a comprehensive guide to propagating native Hawaiian plants. Using a clear easy-to-read format, Growing Hawaii’s Native Plants contains an extensive, thoroughly researched entry for each of the 1,191 true existing native Hawaiian species. For each entry there is a species description information on provenance, growing methods, germination rates, pest and disease control, and most importantly, directions for out planting. This book is a one-stop reference work for scientists and nursery owners, conservationists and backyard gardeners alike. Tropical gardeners and conservationists around the world will also find this volume a valuable addition to the comparatively small literature on tropical plant propagation and conservation. Included are more than 400 high-quality color images and a foreword by renowned botanist Sir Ghillean Prance, former director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and current scientific director of the Eden Project.