Golden Queen’ is truly the queen of the buttercup family, having strongly erect stems requiring no staking, rising up to 32″ from out of three-lobed serated basal foliage, each stem topped by the largest brightest, 3-4″ deep golden-orange blossoms which are magnets for butterflies & bees. Central petals are spiky forming a 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 draining 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.