Pulmonarias and the Borage Family is the first book on these increasingly popular plants. The Borage family includes a large number of highly ornamental (blue) garden plants suitable for a great range of garden uses. Over 100 species and about 200 cultivars are in general cultivation in the UK alone. At least 25 species and cultivars have received the Award of Garden Marit from the RHS. The book is a guide for gardeners, horticulturalists and botanists who want to grow the blue-flowering Pulmonarias and other flowers in the Borage family.
Maria Bennett is a botanist, horticulturalist and naturalist. She has worked in gardens, nurseries, research, education and training, and has studied Boraginaceae for five years, both in gardens and in the wild, on three continents. She has been ghost-writing weekly gardening articles for a well-known horticultural journalist and TV presenter for two and half years. Maria co-ordinates and leads plant-hunting tours for the Alpine Garden Society.