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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 43

Introduction to Growing Perennials from Seed

William L. Ashburner

pp: 64-66


Perennials in the last decade have enjoyed enormous success amongst the gardening public. The movement to a more free-form and care-free style of gardening, and in particular the "cottage gardening" trend has buoyed sales of perennials. They now account for a sizeable but undocumented market share Nursery persons unfamiliar with perennials have found it necessary to grow them to maintain sales. This has resulted in some cases with inappropriate propagation techniques and has resulted in plants being produced below the growers' usual standard.

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