Alpine Garden society, 1989. 180 pp. Illustrated with colourplates. Bound + orig. dustjacket.
Brian Mathew: Hellebores. (Påskeklokker). Very fine copy. This is the book which started it all. Brian Mathew’s classic was the first to present a coherent and logical classification for plantsman gardeners and to bring together dependable information on both species and cultivars in one place. The key to the species and detailed descriptions are invaluable and the history of hellebores in gardens is detailed and fascinating. 10 superb colour paintings by Mary Grierson; excellent key; detailed descriptions of species and subspecies; list of all cultivars known at the time; a full detailed account of species and their natural distribution cultivars; excellent phtographs. An Alpine Garden Society monograph. Contents Hellebores and Herbalism Toxicity of Hellebores Medicinal Uses of Hellebores The Genus Helleborus The Structure of Hellebores Classification of the Genus Helleborus Hellebore cultivars and hybrids Cultivation Propagation Hellebore troubles
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