Book Description: A new edition of this compact handy guide to plants for the alpine gardener. It's earliest precursor was first published over 20 years ago. The book is now regarded as an invaluable reference for all alpine and rock-gardening enthusiasts. Most gardeners know only a fraction of the large number of splendid plants on an alpine seedlist. This reference book provides the basic information needed to use seedlists in a rewarding and intelligent way, with habit and hardiness indicators, plant height at maturity, ornamental or other distinguishing features, country or area of origin, references to more extensive descriptive, cultural and landscaping information.