Bulbs of North America  (Paperback)

By North American Rock Garden Society

Timber Press, 9781604690798, 308pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2009

List Price: 29.95*
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North America is home to approximately four dozen bulbous genera. Among these are some very popular rock garden plants, such as Calochortus, Erythronium, and Fritillaria, which have never had anything substantial written about them in book form. Others, including Calydorea, Hypoxis, and Muilla, are not as well known outside specialist collections. The characteristics that make bulbs so desirable in gardens include their great diversity of flowering time, color, size, and form; their ability to adapt to a wide range of environments; and their capacity to multiply and spread without a gardener's intervention. Amateur botanists and horticulturists, particularly those with an interest in alpine and rock gardens, and travelers planning a field trip to choice plant-viewing sites all over the continent, will be inspired by this firsthand account of native North American bulbs.

This book is only available through print on demand. All interior art is black and white.

About the Author

The North American Rock Garden Society, with members throughout the world, is devoted to all aspects of growing plants in rock gardens: what they are, where to obtain them, and where to observe them in the wild. The society publishes Rock Garden Quarterly and holds national meetings; more than 30 local chapters in the United States and Canada convene regularly.

Praise For Bulbs of North America 

 “Wise gardeners will do well to heed the informed descriptions and cultivation advice contained here, making note of a plant's natural habitat before envisioning where it might grow at home.” —Booklist