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West Australian Native Plants in Cultivation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080174778, 9781483156958

West Australian Native Plants in Cultivation

1st Edition

Author: A. R. Fairall
eBook ISBN: 9781483156958
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 262
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West Australian Native Plants in Cultivation differs from other books written about the subject, because this text is based on actual experience in Western Australia and its flora.
The book describes the cultivation of some of the plants that grow naturally in the region. The text starts with a background of the State and its flora, with some description of these plants as being successfully grown in other parts of the country and the world. The book lists the common and botanical names of the plants for easy identification, as well as the existence of the ""Society for Growing Australian Plants,"" which keeps records of plant growth and conditions. The text then offers tips in growing these native plants. The book shows where to collect, process, store, and treat hard-coated seeds. The text then explains propagating using the seed, transplanting the seedlings, and propagating the plant by other means such as cuttings and rootings. The book does not miss on how to take care of the plant through proper watering, mulching, pruning, fertilizing, and controlling pests. The text gives other useful information such as the localities where a type of plant can be found, as well as the kinds of plants that can be grown for special purposes.
Agriculturists, plant lovers, botanists, and home-makers will find this guide useful and interesting.

Table of Contents

List of Color Illustrations




1. The State and its Flora

2. Growing Conditions at King's Park

3. Western Flora in Eastern Australia and Overseas

4. Plant Names: Common and Botanical

5. Plant Records

6. Preservation Through Cultivation

7. The Nursery Trade

Cultivating Native Plants - Part I


Fertilizing the Flower

Collecting the Seed

Processing the Seed

Storing the Seed

Treatment of Hard-coated Seed

Propagation by Seed

Transplanting Seedlings

Propagation by Cuttings and Other Vegetative Means


Hardening Off

Planting Out



Manures and Fertilizers


Pest Control

Cultivating Native Plants - Part II

Localities and Distribution

Map of Botanic Provinces and Districts of Western Australia

Data on Plants in Cultivation at King's Park

Plants for Special Purposes:

1. Annuals

2. Trees over 25 Feet

3. Medium and Small Trees

4. Large Shrubs

5. Medium Shrubs

6. Small Shrubs

7. Ground Covers

8. Climbers and Scramblers

9. Perennial Herbs

10. Plants which tolerate Alkaline Soils

11. Plants for Semi-Shaded Situations

12. Flowers in the Four Seasons

Protection of Wildflowers

Schedule of Synonyms

Works of Reference

Index of Common Names

Index of Genera


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1st January 1970
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A. R. Fairall

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