Growing Hardy Orchids: our 3 favorite books

Our favorite book on Growing Hardy Orchids is a best seller from Kew Growing. You will find our Top 3 in this post.

Growing Hardy Orchids (Kew Growing) Paperback – 1 Sep 2011

Authors: Philip Seaton, Margaret Ramsay, Phillip Cribb, Grace Prendergast, John Haggar.

Growing Hardy Orchids

Growing Hardy Orchids introduces an exciting array of orchids from 47 diverse varieties. They can be cultivated in a cool greenhouse or outside, in their rightful place among other temperate garden plants.

This book takes important lessons from the orchids’ natural histories and life cycles. Also, the authors provide practical information.

It covers all aspects of growing hardy orchids:

  • raising plants from seed,
  • vegetative propagation,
  • cultivation in pots and in open ground,
  • coping with pests,
  • diseases and orchid conservation.

By focusing on orchids that are ‘easy to raise’, including hardy hybrids, this great book shows you why you should use orchids in your garden.

About the Authors

Philip Seaton is former editor of the Orchid Review and the author of Growing Windowsill Orchids (Kew Publishing).

Margaret Ramsay is an expert in micropropagation and the reintroduction of endangered orchids into the wild.

Phillip Cribb is a leading orchid specialist and former Deputy Keeper of the Herbarium and Curator of the Orchid Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Grace Prendergast is an expert on raising hardy orchids from seed.

John Haggar is a preeminent grower of hardy European orchids.

In the same topic, we like very much those 2 books as well:

The RHS Orchids book


Follow RHS show-how and know-how for orchids that look great all year round with the minimum time and effort.

Inspirational and practical tips and step-by-steps will show you how to choose, grow and care for orchids in your home or garden, from encouraging them to reflower, to arranging them to dazzling effect.

Plus, find an A -Z photographic orchid gallery with in-depth plant profiles and advice on increasingly popular hardy outdoor varieties. Get results, whether you’re a green-fingered guru or a gardening novice. For more step-by-step gardening advice, pick up other titles from this series.

Phytesia is a proud member of the RHS society.

The Orchid Expert: Name that orchid – and get it to flower again


The Orchid Expert is one of the books in the Expert series written by the world’s best-selling gardening author.

Orchids are the supermodels of the plant world, but how do you look after them? The label is usually not much help. There may be little or no background to what it is or what it needs, and sadly the plants are often thrown away once the flowers have faded.

The Orchid Expert shows you how to get them to bloom again, and so transform them into permanent members of your home. Unique Expert-style diagrams show you how to put a name to that orchid and also reveal the secrets of successful care. Troubles are clearly illustrated and answered, and the weird and wonderful life story of these fascinating plants is explained. With full-page colour photographs of the beautiful and the unusual, The Orchid Expert wipes away the mystery of these magical flowers.

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