‘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.