The rare beauty of trilliums has made these woodland flowers among the most coveted specimens a dedicated gardener can grow--if and when one is lucky enough to locate nursery-propagated plants or patient enough to attempt growing them from seed. This highly readable guide presents a trove of information, complete with lovely photos, line drawings, and serviceable descriptions to help in identifying all known species. Having both grown trilliums for years and undertaken extensive study of plants in their native habitats, the authors know their subject intimately. Their enthusiasm and expertise are admirably conveyed here with invaluable counsel on plant habit in a garden setting. All trillium, from the most common types to those species acknowledged to be endangered, are discussed in considerable depth regarding areas of plant distribution and general habitat. Alice Joyce
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"After perusing this book, written by two addicted enthusiasts, you too will carry a torch for trilliums in the wild and in the garden."
—C. Colston Burrell, Horticulture
, March 2001 (Horticulture
is a superb work, a complete review of all forty-three species that clarifies a muddled taxonomy while embracing a genuine appreciation for this beguiling ... group of garden-worthy plants."
—Dan Hinkley, Pacific Horticulture
, Summer 1998 (Pacific Horticulture
"[This book has] been lauded as 'the bible for trillium gardeners.'"
—Deb Wiley, Midwest Living
, April 2006 (Midwest Living