Calochortus: Mariposa Lilies & Their Relatives

Overview

With their graceful stance, brilliant colors, and intricate markings, members of the North American genus Calochortus are among the most dazzling bulbous plants in the world. Yet their mostly undeserved reputation for being difficult to grow has kept them from being known and appreciated by the vast majority of gardeners. By presenting detailed history, distribution, habitat, and observations on cultivation for each species, Mary Gerritsen and Ron Parsons aim to raise awareness of these gems of the American West ...

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Overview

With their graceful stance, brilliant colors, and intricate markings, members of the North American genus Calochortus are among the most dazzling bulbous plants in the world. Yet their mostly undeserved reputation for being difficult to grow has kept them from being known and appreciated by the vast majority of gardeners. By presenting detailed history, distribution, habitat, and observations on cultivation for each species, Mary Gerritsen and Ron Parsons aim to raise awareness of these gems of the American West and to bring them into wider horticultural use. The superb photographs, most taken in situ, vividly illustrate the remarkable variation within the genus and sometimes even within species.

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Editorial Reviews

American Gardener
“Ron Parson’s color photographs alone make a compelling case for how captivating Calochortus members can be. But the passion he and co-author Mary E. Gerritsen have for this bulbous wildflowers shines through in their writing as well.”
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“Ron Parson’s color photographs alone make a compelling case for how captivating Calochortus members can be. But the passion he and co-author Mary E. Gerritsen have for this bulbous wildflowers shines through in their writing as well.”
American Gardener

“Ron Parson’s color photographs alone make a compelling case for how captivating Calochortus members can be. But the passion he and co-author Mary E. Gerritsen have for this bulbous wildflowers shines through in their writing as well.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881928440
  • Publisher: Timber Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/15/2007
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary E. Gerritsen, PhD is also the author of Masdevallias (Timber Press 2005). Mary lives in San Mateo, California, where she gardens extensively.

Ron Parsons has been growing orchids for more than three decades and photographing them for nearly as long. He lives in the San Francisco area.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Fantastic book! The photos are outstanding.

    Fantastic book! The photos are outstanding.

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