1001 Perennials focuses on the plants that are the foundation of every garden. Technically, perennials are any plants that live for more than two years, but generally (and in this book) the term is used to refer to herbaceous perennials - plants which die away every year and miraculously reappear the next. The 1001 varieties chosen for this book have passed three vital tests: they are beautiful, they are readily available and they are easy to grow. This book recommends perennials for use in shade, very wet or dry areas of the garden, the front back and middle of borders, for ground cover, for autumn and winter gardens and for acidic or alkaline soils. It also highlights plants that are great for fragrance, foliage and attracting wildlife, especially butterflies. Arranged in a convenient A-Z format, each entry is beautifully photographed and also includes a detailed description, the flowering period of the plant, cultivation information and suggestions for the best use or place for the plant.