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Despite the spiritual overtones found in the foreword and introduction to this book, The Handbook on Plumeria Culture is a comprehensive practical guide to the history and culture of Plumeria. In this revised and expanded edition, readers will find a thorough review of the plant's major cultivars, hybrids and new and dwarf varieties. The authors provide a comprehensive description of cultural requirements and present a variety of propagation techniques; they also solve the mystery of growing these tropical beauties by offering invaluable advice to both expert and novice. Accompanying photographs are astounding and alluring, tricking readers into nearly sensing the texture and smell of these incredible blooms. Sources for the plants are provided, along with information about the Plumeria Society of America, a brief glossary and an extensive bibliography.
— Rita Potempa, Volunteer and Master Gardener, Chicago Botanic Garden