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Trollius

Trollius

Globeflower

Whichever form you choose, and there are many, your globeflower will provide a bright spot in the spring garden, and will take kindly to any moist or evenly wet soil you can provide. Available in numerous shades from whitish-yellow, canary yellow, golden orange to tangerine, this is a perennial that should be in every garden.

PRONUNCIATION TROH-lee-uss
COMMON NAME Globeflower
SYNONYMS  
DERIVATION chinensis = of or from China
cultorum = of the cultivators or gardiners i.e. hybrids
europaeus = of or from Europe
asiaticus = from Asia
PRONUNCIATION chy-NENN-sis    cull-TORE-um    your-oh-PEE-us    ay-jhee-ATT-ih-kuss
FAMILY Ranunculaceae - Buttercup
TYPE clump-forming herbaceous perennial
USES near a garden pool, beside a pond, stream, water or bog garden, in a moist meadow; good cut flower
FLOWER globular (some forms more open than others), on erect stems, 2" across;  5-15 showy sepals in ball shape
COLOUR varies with species and cultivars
FOLIAGE bushy, rounded
COLOUR green
HARDINESS Zone 3
EXPOSURE medium shade;  some shade is especially important in the afternoon
SOIL constantly moist to wet, cool, humusy
SOIL AMENDMENTS plenty of compost or peat moss
WATER maintain even moisture, never allowing to dry out completely
HEIGHT 24-36"
SPREAD 12"
BLOOM late spring to late summer
STAKING not necessary
DEADHEAD yes, to prolong bloom
PROBLEMS none serious;  plants prefer cool weather so may decline during especially hot spells
AFTERCARE cut back foliage in mid to late summer
FALL CARE cut to ground level
PROPAGATION division:  in early spring or late summer to fall every 4 to 5 years;  seed:  see below
SEED CULTURE sow fresh seed outdoors in late summer, after freezing seed for 2 days first;  germination may take 6 to 7 weeks;
for faster germination sow in pots, cover with plastic, freeze for several days, then move to a warm place;
Note:  most species are slow to grow from seed
FERTILIZER requirements not known
MULCH in spring
SPECIES Trollius altaicus:  Siberian Globeflower
T. chinensis (sometimes called T. ledebourii):  Chinese Globeflower
T. cultorum:  Hybrid Globeflower, a group of hybrids that includes selections from a number of different species, especially T. europaeus, T. asiaticus and T. chinensis
T. europaeus:  Common Globeflower
T. asiaticus:  Oriental Globeflower
T. pumilus:  Dwarf Globeflower
T. yunnanensis:  Yunnan Globeflower
CULTIVARS 'Alabaster':  yellowish-white
'Canary Bird':  canary yellow
'Earliest of All':  pale orange-yellow
'Fireglobe':  deep orange
'Golden Queen':  tangerine
'Goldquelle':  rich orange
'Lemon Queen':  lemon-yellow
'Orange Princess':  orange-gold
'Pritchard's Giant':  bright yellow
'Superbus':  sulphur-yellow
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