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Finding information about propagation, pests, diseases, and optimal growing conditions is a part of every plantsman's routine -- check the reference books, check the World Wide Web, and check the online reference CD's.  Some of the best include distribution maps to help you in identifying species in the wild.  Here are some of the compact disks available for reference on your computer.


Synthesis of the North American Flora


Price US$ 495.00
Software requirements Windows 3.1/95/98/NT/2000
Hardware requirements 32MB RAM 25 MB disk space
Description Database of 75,000 nomenclatural entries of native and naturalized plants of North America, plus phytogeography, morphology and other data for approximately 28,000 unique plant types.  Displays distribution maps for 70 geographic regions.
Web site North Carolina Botanical Garden
Sponsor North Carolina Botanical Garden
Location Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Demo Abbreviated demo available for download via Internet



Price $1,499.00
Software requirements DOS
Hardware requirements not available
Description Taxonomic tree from family to cultivar with citations and author database.  Geographic data entry to track plant localities.  Herbarium specimen organization and labeling.
Web site Florin
Company DataX/Florin, Inc.
Location Moscow, Russia
Demo Evaluation copy available via Internet download
Database Informix

GardenWorks & PlantMaster


Price US$ 249.00 GardenWorks

US$349.00 PlantMaster

Software requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000
Hardware requirements 100 MB disk space
Description Horticultural portfolio of plant pictures and information sheets for presentation to clients by landscape professionals.  Includes a 10,000 plant database of sizes, colors, blooming, and sun and water requirements.
Web site GardenSoft
Company GardenSoft
Location Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Demo not available

English Cottage Gardening-American Style


Price US $49.50
Software requirements Windows 95/98/Me/2000

Mac 7.1

Hardware requirements 32MB RAM
Description Gardening reference manual of about 1600 cold winter (gardening zones 5-8) plants.  Idiosyncrasies, lighting requirements, mature height, soil requirements, care and maintenance, color photographs.  
Web site JKP Company
Company JKP Company
Location Cincinnati, OH, USA
Demo not available

Horticopia Professional Series


Price $US 325.00
Software requirements Windows 98/2000
Hardware requirements 32 MB RAM, 4GB hard disk space, 65536-color
Description Horticultural reference CD with data on 8500 plants including 20,000 pictures.
Web site Horticopia
Company Horticopia
Location Purcellville, VA, USA
Demo not available

Dr. Hortus Plant Selection Database


Price $US 28.95
Software requirements Windows 3.1 95/98/NT
Hardware requirements 8 MB RAM, 3 MB hard disk space
Description Database of 1000 plants suitable for USDA zones 2 - 6 with flexible selection criteria.
Web site ECOsynthesis Landscape Design
Company ECOsynthesis Landscape Design
Location Bangor, Maine, USA
Demo not available

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Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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