GLOBEFLOWER

FAMILY: Ranunculaceae | GENUS: TROLLIUS

TYPE
  • Perennials
SUN EXPOSURE
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
WATER
  • Ample Water
  • Regular Water
PLANTING ZONES
  • US (Upper South) / Zone 6
  • MS (Middle South) / Zone 7

Plant Details

Lush-looking meadow plants that form clumps of finely cut, shiny dark green leaves topped by 2- to 3 feet-tall stems bearing yellow to orange flowers typically shaped like globes or rounded cups. Excellent cut flowers.

chinese globeflower

trollius chinensis

  • From China, Siberia.
  • To 3 feet tall, 112 feet wide.
  • Light orange-yellow, 2 inches flowers with open bowl shape; summer bloom.
  • Golden Queen has semidouble, golden yellow blooms with a deep orange center.

trollius x cultorum

  • Group of hybrids between Trollius europaeus and two Asian species.
  • Plants grow to 23 feet tall and resemble Trollius europaeus in most details.
  • Bloom comes at some time from spring into summer, depending on hybrid.
  • Choices include primrose yellow 'Alabaster', creamy yellow 'Cheddar', and golden orange 'Orange Princess'.
  • Compact growers (12 feet.) include pale orange-yellow 'Earliest of All', lemon-yellow 'Lemon Queen', and creamy yellow 'New Moon'.

common globeflower

trollius europaeus

  • From Europe, the Caucasus, and North America.
  • To 1122 feet tall, 112 feet wide.
  • Globular, lemon-yellow or orange flowers, 12 inches across, in spring.
  • Somewhat more tolerant of dry soil than other species.

Remove faded flowers to prolong bloom period. Cannot take drought or extreme heat; constantly damp area near a pond or stream is an ideal planting site. If you are growing globeflowers in a regular garden bed, liberally amend soil with organic matter and keep well watered. Divide clumps only when they thin out in center.

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