Every year new varieties of perennials come on the market to lure their way into our hearts and yards. Sometimes fantastic new colours are available in familiar favourites, or improved hardiness or disease- and pest-resistant characteristics are developed. When you go into the garden centre in spring you are always faced with an abundance of new perennials to sort out. In this book, veteran garden writer Don Williamson features the best of the new varieties and also some attractive perennials you may have not been aware of that provide interest for special areas of your garden. Along with general perennial information on selecting, planting and caring for the plants, Don includes the following for each of the perennials he describes: * Height, spread and flower colour * Bloom times and hardiness zones * Planting and growing information * Tips including companion planting and winter protection * Problems and pests.