The title for fastest growing plant belongs to bamboo.
In fact it grows so fast it has been measured not only by length, but by speed!
The record breaking bamboo grew at a speed of 0.00003 km per hour (0.00002 miles per hour) which translates to 91 cm (35 inches) per day!
The Royal Horticulture Society’s dictionary of gardening lists approximately 1,000 species of bamboo. The tallest towered in at 40 meters (130 feet).
Bamboos are valued for their attractive culms, year-round foliage, and ability to add serenity to any garden scene. They add style to a garden and are ideal for screening eyesores and buffering noise. But the key to success is careful selection.
Practical Bamboos features the 50 best bamboos based on appearance and usefulness. A handy checklist allows readers to pick plants that are right for them at a glance. A section on using bamboo in the garden covers topics such as incorporating bamboos in the mixed border, using them to create Japanese-style or Mediterranean-style gardens, using them for hedges and edging, establishing them in containers, choosing the right ones for difficult places, and selecting the best plants for small gardens or waterside planting.
Gardeners new to bamboo will relish the imaginative design and landscaping ideas and feel inspired to take a chance on a dynamic, rewarding plant.