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Trollius (Globeflower) chinensis ‘Golden Queen’

‘Golden Queen’ is truly the queen of the buttercup family, having strongly erect stems requiring no staking, rising up to 32″ from out of the three-lobed serrated basal foliage, each stem topped by the largest brightest, 3-4″ deep golden-orange blossoms which are magnets for butterflies & bees. Central petals are forming a spiky crown. Moisture-loving, spring or early summer flowering. Fresh looking.

It justly received the Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society. As with all globeflowers, it requires very moist conditions & is appropriate to the bog garden. It thrives in poorly drained clay soils, but will easily adapt to well-drained soil too. Bred from wildflowers that preferred marshy meadows, it will not tolerate outright dryness. It is clump-forming, long-lived and one of the earliest to bloom in the spring. A sterling addition to bouquets and flower arrangements.


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
TL500BAG Trollius (Globeflower) chinensis 'Golden Queen' 25 8 $48.75

Plant Details +

Botanical Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen'
Common Name Globeflower
Family Ranunculaceae
Size #1
Height 32"
Spacing 10-12"
Hardiness Zones 3-7
Exposure Sun to partial shade
Foliage Deeply-divided, glossy green
Flower Warm yellow-orange
Bloomtime Late Spring-Early Summer

General Information +

General Characteristics: Gracing gardens since the 16th century, these marvelous yellow-hued blooms inspired their name, which translates to "basin" in Latin or "globe" in German. Globeflowers are undemanding perennials that look best in mass plantings. A fantastic perennial with decorative, globe-shaped flowers during the summer above the handsome foliage. Gleaming dark green leaves that are serrated, toothed and finely cut meld into a vigorous basal clump that launches the sturdy 3 ft. tall flowering stems with no need of staking. Globeflowers are indispensable for a border with a normal water table as well as bog gardens and waterside. We advise cutting the flower stems back after flowering to induce a second flush of blooms later in the season. Generally, trouble-free perennial for many years of garden joy. Needs no protection during the winter. Only in very cold winters, we advise covering the plants with a mulch (in the coldest zones only).

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Can also be grown in moist spots in the garden, like pond (water) sides and bog gardens.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.