- Hardcover: 296 pages
- Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated (March 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0881927651
- ISBN-13: 978-0881927658
- Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.1 x 10.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 26 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #401,711 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hellebores: A Comprehensive Guide Hardcover – Illustrated, March 1, 2006
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“A great handbook for the casual gardener, with poetic descriptions, detailed cultural information, and design ideas. This is the one book all hellebore addicts should add to their shelves this year.” —Horticulture
“This thorough and reliable book is the most up-to-date available on the genus at present.” —Plantsman
“The allure of the Christmas rose and the remarkable availability of the Lenten rose have heightened the rising popularity of these treasured perennials. Co-authors Colston Burrell and Judith Knott Tyler capture all of this and bring to light many of the new seed strains and hybrids in this monograph on the Helleborus genus.” —American Gardener
“With outstanding photographs of wild species and prized hybrids. . . . with sources for hellebores, with appendices on medicine, black death, nutrient study, and cut flowers, this book is at the top of any list of monographic presentations.” —American Rhododendron Society Journal
“The most complete work on the subject.” —Garden Compass
“It would be hard to imagine anyone writing another book about hellebores for at least a decade to come—this volume is so complete.” —All the Dirt on Gardening
“Comprehensive in its treatment of the various hellebore species and their cultivation, and. . . complete in its descriptions without being so dense with taxonomic jargon as to leave regular gardeners—folks without botanical training—baffled.” —Hardy Plant Society of Oregon Bulletin
“What makes this book especially appealing are the shared experiences of the well-known and respected breeders and growers of the genus. With outstanding photographs of the wild species and prized hybrids. . . . this book is at the top of any list of monographic presentations.” —Rhododendron News
“This monograph helps gardeners appreciate the diversity among the species, the excitement of finding new characteristic combinations, and the enthusiasm of sharing in the gardening community both here and abroad.” —Perennial Notes
“Every hellebore enthusiast will find it indispensable.” —Garden
“This will be the definitive book on hellebores for years to come.” —Trillium
Long considered connoisseurs plants, hellebores are now among the hottest perennials thanks to their early bloom, long-lasting flowers, shade tolerance, handsome foliage, and the profusion of new colors and forms. Authors Cole Burrell and Judith Tyler have produced what is arguably the definitive book on the genus for hellebore lovers at every level of interest.
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Lovely photos illustrate the different varieties, such as the odiferous 'stinking hellebore,' not typically sold in big box stores.
I realized my plants are all caulescent ( a single scape with clusters of flowers) , as I was made aware of the acaulescent type of many
side by side stalks coming out of the ground, similar to Bloodroot. Very informative, but written in layman's language.
us gardeners as Lenten or Christmas roses. And,happily, it's useful and accessible information. Now I'll be better prepared to decide whether or not to pay the higher prices at the plant nurseries.
One particularly useful thing that I learned is that certain of the newer varieties don't get as large as the older varieties. I'm hoping that will translate into a large grouping of plants that doesn't begin to look "blowsy"as the plants spread and age.
I highly recommend this book both for beginning and advanced Hellibore enthusiasts.