Perennials are the mainstay of any garden. But how do you make a choice from the thousands to be had, and handle the ones you have already got? Essential Perennials helps you make a decision exactly which plants will bring you the beauty you need and will thrive in the conditions you&aposll be able to provide. Trusted garden experts Ruth Rogers Clausen and Thomas Christopher center of attention on what each and every gardener needs to know. For each and every plant you’ll find information on flower color; season of bloom; foliage characteristics; height and width; light requirements; and hardiness and heat sensitivity. You’ll also learn cultural tips, the most outstanding cultivars for each and every species, and whether a plant has any special requirements or potential problems.