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Graham Rice Garden writer and plantsman Northamptonshire and Pennsylvania

Editor-in-Chief of the RHS Encyclopedia of Perennials; writer for a wide range of newspapers and magazines including The Garden and The Plantsman; member of the RHS Herbaceous Plant Committee and Floral Trials Committee; author of many books on plants and gardens.

  • Date Joined: 18 Oct 2006

Hooray! The new Plant Finder is out

Posted by Graham Rice on 29 Mar 2009 at 04:53 PM

RHS Plant Finder 2009/2010It's that time again! Time for the annual excitement of the new RHS Plant Finder. This year's edition features an astonishing 71,177 entries of which 3,760 are new this year - yes, that's three thousand seven hundred and sixty plants new in the RHS Plant Finder this year. There are 644 nurseries and of those 54 are newcomers.

Now, just in case you've been living on another planet for the last twenty two years this is what's special about the RHS Plant Finder: it tells you where you can buy all these plants and is also the most authoritative record of the correct names for them all. Pretty impressive.

The book has a permanent home on my desk, I reckon I use it every single day; but here's something you may not know. The online version of the RHS Plant Finder also includes all the plants that have been included over the years but have since dropped out. Now you might think this is a pretty pointless exercise, who cares about the 44,800 plants you can't get any more? But for collectors, plant breeders, National Collection holders and the millions of plant nuts around the world just knowing these plants exist is invaluable. Just to be clear, the RHS Plant Finder online includes the vast total of 116,577 plants.

But even if all you need is to know is where to buy these plants or what their correct names are - get your order in. You can buy the new 2009/2010 edition of the RHS Plant Finder here.

Every gardener should have one. Have you got your copy yet? And be sure it's the latest edition.

 

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