Crocuses: A Complete Guide to the Genus

Janis Ruksans (Author) Brian Mathew (Foreword by)

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Timber Press (OR)
Publish Date
January 12, 2011
7.64 X 1.03 X 10.68 inches | 2.15 pounds
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About the Author

Janis Ruksans has been growing bulbs since age twelve and since 1991 has operated his own bulb nursery in his native Latvia, specializing in rare and unusual bulbs. He has taken part in several expeditions searching for new bulbs throughout Europe and Central Asia. He worked at the Latvian National Botanical Garden and was the editor-in-chief of a horticultural magazine for nearly twenty years. He is the author of five books about growing bulbs. Janis Ruksans lives in Latvia.
Brian Mathew is an honorary research fellow at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where he worked previously as a plant taxonomist. He is the former editor of Curtis's Botanical Magazine. His books include The Cyclamen of Turkey, Bulbs--The Four Seasons, and Growing Bulbs.


"Opened my eyes to the richness of the genus. [Ruksฤns] wrote Crocuses in language that can be understood by the everyday gardener." --Horticulture

"This is the kind of gardening book that makes my garden-geeky heart beat faster." --Cold Climate Gardening

"This is a botanically-minded gardener's view of crocuses. . . . Jฤnis has the advantage over all his predecessors of having seen the vast majority of the plants he describes in the wild. This gives him a unique perspective into variation within the genus, and within species." --John Grimshaw's Garden Diary