From old favorites to new varieties, successful perennial gardening begins with this book. "This book provides an overview and illustrations for the hardiest perennials for Florida gardens."--Gil Nelson, author ofFlorida's Best Native Landscape Plants: 200 Readily Available Species for Homeowners and Professionals(UPF, 2003) Whether you are just gaining an interest in perennials or have a long-time appreciation of them, this fourth book in the popularYour Florida Guide to . . .series will becomea valuable gardening resource. Perennials provide extended seasons of color that enhance any landscape. WithYour Florida Guide to Perennialsyou will recognize old favorites and be introduced to gorgeous new varieties to add to your garden's plant palette. Sydney Park Brown and Rick Schoellhorn combine 30 years horticulture experience, offering a variety of ways to select and enjoy perennials, such as fragrance, season of color, drought tolerance, shade tolerance, and wildlife attractants. They provide information not currently available to either consumers or industry professionals on perennial selection, use, and care. Over 250 perennials are featured in a user-friendly format that includes a plant identification color wheel, sidebars, and nearly 200 full-color photos for easy identification. Gingers, begonias, and salvias are given special treatment with pages devoted to these large and diverse plant groups. All the major climatic zones in Florida are covered along with success tips for each zone. Native species are noted.Brown, Sydney Park is the author of 'Your Florida Guide to Perennials Selection, Establishment, And Maintenance', published 2006 under ISBN 9780813029276 and ISBN 0813029279.