Author(s): John Kenyon
This illustrated guide is an introduction to the possibilities of cultivating vireya rhododendrons. It includes information on: the discovery and cultivation history of these relative newcomers; details of cultural requirements, care and maintenance, and propagation; suggestions for using vireyas in landscaping; and a discussion of suitable companion plants, along with lists of vireyas with notable attributes. The book includes a comprehensive descriptive list of species and the numerous hybrids in cultivation throughout the world. Jacqueline Walker is the author of "The Subtropical Garden".
What is a vireya? vireyas in cultivation - past and present, the future; vireyas in the wild; growing vireyas - cultivation requirements, growing vireyas in the garden, vireyas in containers, pruning and shaping, deadheading, hardening off, plant disorders, propagation; growing vireyas indoors; landscaping with vireyas -designing a garden with vireyas, companion plants, standards, underplanting with groundcovers; where to see and buy vireyas; vireya hybrids and species.