Author(s): AUSTRALIAN DAISY STUDY GROUP
This book aims to encourage the appreciation of these Australian daisies and to develop techniques for germinating and growing them. It is the result of five years of work by the Australian Daisy Study Group covering all of the species in twelve genera of everlasting daisies, many of which have not previously been described in readily accessible publications. The book has chapters on growing everlasting daisies, propagation, floral arrangements, floriculture, reproduction and hybridisation. Detailed species' descriptions are written in easy-to-understand language and illustrated with beautiful colour photographs. For each individual species there are sections on flowering period, propagation, cultivation and uses, distribution and habitat, and similar species. Where appropriate there are brief notes on hybridisation, name changes and relationships with other species. This is a comprehensive guide that will assist home gardeners, commercial growers, students of horticulture, amateur naturalists and visitors to wildflower areas throughout the continent.