Plant a Helen Hull Garden

The following plants were recommended by Helen Hull in her book, Wild Flowers for Your Garden, as being the most dependable across the United States.
  1. Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) April
  2. Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum) May
  3. American Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis) May
  4. Mertensia - Virginia Bluebell's (M. Virginica) May
  5. Blue Phlox (Phlox divaricata) May
  6. Large Flowered Trillium (T. Grandiflorum) May
  7. Trout Lily (Erythonium americanum) Mid-April - Mid-May
  8. Hepatica (H. Americana) early spring
  9. Dutchman's - Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria) April - Mid-May
  10. Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) August - September
  11. Wild Ginger (Asarum canadense) May
  12. Crested Iris (Iris cristata) mid-spring

    The following plants are not part of Helen Hull's recommendations but they were blooming April 29th at Bowman's Hill, PA.
    May Apple, Foam Flower, Bluets, Spring Beauty, Wood Anemone, Violets, Golden Alexanders, Jacob's Ladder, Wild Ginger, Phlox divaricata, Early Low Blueberry, Celandine Poppy, Fringed Bleeding Heart.

    Helen Hull Wild Flowers For Your Garden

    Helen Hull completed the book Wild Flowers For Your Garden in 1951 and it was published in 1952.
    Helen was one of the most dynamic forces in the Garden Club of New Jersey and in National Council. She served as President of GCNJ in 1945 & 1946, she was immediately, elected National Council President in 1947 & 1948. Her great love for native wildflowers across our nation inspired her to write Wild Flowers For Your Garden. This book created an interest nation wide in protecting and preserving our wildflowers.
    Mrs. Hull was a graduate of Vassar College. She was trained as a physicist and did research for two years while employed at the US Bureau of Standards. She married Dr. Lewis M. Hull and while developing her own garden in Boonton, NJ became actively involved in garden club work, which became her life's avocation. She was a Director of The American Horticultural Council. She received many awards including the medal of the National Garden Institute, "for making the GREATEST CONTRIBUTION to GARDENING In the UNITED STATES".