The Siberian Iris
© 1996 by Currier McEwen
Published by Timber Press, Inc.
160 pages, 206 full color photos and drawings, hard cover, 7.25" x 10.25"
Distilling the authorís 40 years of experience in growing and hybridizing, here is the only book devoted to every aspect of those lovely, exotic plants, the Siberian irises. It covers history, classification, description of the species, characteristics of modern cultivation, culture, and pests and diseases. Useful lists of display gardens, suppliers, and growers throughout the world are included, making this book truly global in scope. Beautiful color paintings by Jean Witt and stunning color photos enhance the beauty and value of this important monograph. Currier McEwen, who is one of the most important hybridizers of Siberian irises and was the first to induce tetraploidy, includes a fascinating chapter on the current state of iris development around the world. Now age 93, McEwen is former dean of the New York University School of Medicine and has written three previous books on irises.