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.
- 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'.
- 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.