A mere 10 years ago, hellebores were considered connoisseurs' plants - subdued in coloration, hard to find, and the subject of much snobbery. Today, however, they are among the hottest perennials, thanks to their early bloom, long-lasting flowers, shade tolerance, handsome foliage, and the profusion of new colors and forms that have recently become available. Authors Cole Burrell and Judith Tyler have produced what is arguably the definitive book on this genus, packed with up-to-the-minute, comprehensive information on growing, maintenance, design, hybridization and selection, and trouble-shooting. This lavishly illustrated volume will interest hellebore lovers at every level of interest.
About the authors:
C. Colston Burrell is an avid and lifelong gardener, garden designer, award-winning author, photographer, naturalist, and teacher. He grows all the species of hellebores and innumerable hybrids in his garden set among ten acres of meadows and woodlands in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Charlottesville, Virginia. He and the Tylers travel throughout the United States and Europe in search of the best new hellebores as well as the tried-and-true standards. Their collections feature seed strains from breeding lines developed worldwide.
Judith Knott Tyler has owned and operated Pine Knot Farms since 1982 on land in Clarksville, Virginia, that has been in her family for six generations.
Hardback, 296 pages.