Synopses & Reviews
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.
"[Burrell and Tyler] have produced what is most likely the most complete work on the subject."
—John Bagnasco, Garden Compass, September/October 2006 Garden Compass
"This thorough and reliable book is the most up-to-date available on the genus at present."
—Tony Lord, Plantsman, September 2006
"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
—Richie Steffen, American Gardener, September 2006 American Gardener
Long considered a connoisseur's plant, hellebores are now among the hottest perennials. Authors Burrell and Tyler present this definitive book on the genus for hellebore lovers at every level of interest.
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.
About the Author
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.