The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hellebores

Author(s): Graham Rice


The Gardener's Guide to Growing Hellebores features a wealth of practical advice on the cultivation and propagation of these increasingly popular plants. The book contains jargon-free accounts of species in the wild, descriptions of the varieties currently being grown, advice on breeding your own, and most importantly, an extensive chapter on associating hellebores with other plants and arranging groupings for maximum effect in the garden. With contributions from other hellebore enthusiasts and accounts of the work of recent hellebore pioneers, this is a truly comprehensive and up-to-date account of these beautiful plants. No gardener who loves spring flowers will want to be without this lively, authoritative and inspirational book.


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"'A first rate-study of the subject for all serious gardeners... The magnificent colour photographs are better than anything else I have ever seen... Experts of former years would be astounded by the insight that this excellent book offers.' Country Life"

Graham Rice trained at Kew and spent eight years on the staff of Practical Gardening. In recent years he has contributed to all the major gardening magazines and written a number of books including Plants for Problem Places, Garden Flowers from Seed and The Gardener's Guide to Perennials. He lives in Oundle, Peterborough. Elizabeth Strangman has, over the past 20 years, successfully raised and marketed several new strains of hellebore, and has built up an international reputation for the choice plants she supplies from Washfield Nursery in Kent.

Introduction; 1. The Lure and Magic of Hellebores; 2. Ecology and Botany; 3. Cultivation; 4. Plant Associations; 5. Propagation; 6. The Hellebore Species; 7. Hybrids in the Wild and in Gardens; 8. Breeding Hellebores; 9. The Orientalis Hybrids; 10. Case Histories; 11. People and their Plants; 12. The National Collection; 13. Hellebores in America; 14. Hellebores in Australia; Where to see Hellebores; Where to buy Hellebores; Reading about Hellebores; Acknowledgments; Index

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  • : 9780715321591
  • : David & Charles Plc
  • : David & Charles Plc
  • : 0.0
  • : April 2005
  • : 240mm X 180mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Graham Rice
  • : Paperback
  • : 635.93334
  • : 160
  • : 80 illustrations, (40 colour )