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Trollius (Globeflower) europaeus

Globe shaped pale yellow flowers like giant buttercups with a pleasant aroma. Valuable for color in spring gardens as well as excellent for cutting. These plants have a strongly erect stems requiring no staking, rising up to 24″ from out of three-lobed serrated basal foliage, each stem topped by the largest pale-yellow blossoms which are magnets for butterflies & bees. Moisture loving, late spring or early summer flowering. Fresh looking.

As with all globeflowers, it requires very moist conditions and 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.


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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 18-24"
Spacing 10-12"
Hardiness Zones 3-7
Exposure Sun to Part Shade
Foliage Deeply Divided Glossy Green
Flower Warm Yellow-Orange
Bloomtime June-August

General Information +

Common: Globeflower

Family: Ranunculaceae

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 handsome foliage. Gleaming dark green leaves—serrated, toothed and finely cut—meld a vigorous basal clump that launches the sturdy 3 ft. tall flowering stems in no need of staking. Globeflowers are indispensable for border with a normal water table as well as bog gardens and water side. We advise to cut 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 to cover the plants with a mulch (in the coldest zones only).

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.

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.