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Trollius europaeus (Globe Flower)

Globe Flower, Globeflower


Luminous in the late spring or early summer garden, Trollius europaeus (Globe Flower) is a charming upright perennial with large, bowl-shaped, lemon-yellow flowers resembling double buttercups. Born on erect stalks, the attractive blooms are held high above a pillow of deeply divided, dark green leaves. This perennial thrives in damp environments where it creates a wonderful splash of color during its blooming season. Spectacular in mass plantings!

  • Easily grows up to 3 ft. tall (90 cm) and 18 in. wide (45 cm). 
  • A full sun to part shade lover, Globe Flower is best grown in humus-rich, consistently moist soils. This plant will thrive in boggy, poorly-drained soils. Dislikes dry soils and hot summers.
  • Globe Flower is very versatile and can be used in moist beds, borders, along streams, ponds or in bog gardens
  • A low maintenance plant that is fairly disease and pest free. Watch out for powdery mildew.
  • Cut back after flowering and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser to promote more blooms. Clumps may be easily divided in fall or early spring.
  • Deer and rabbit resistant!
  • Native wild flower of Europe and Western Asia.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Trollius - Globe Flowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Bog Gardens, Ponds and Streams, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, A2, A3
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Trollius - Globe Flowers
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spread 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spacing 18" (45cm)
Water Needs Average, High
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Poorly Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Rabbit, Wet Soil
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Bog Gardens, Ponds and Streams, Rain Gardens
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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