Trollius Orange Princess
Trollius or Globeflower plants are not commonly found in the perennial garden, although you may find them growing in bog gardens
or near a pond or stream.
If you’re looking for something a little different, that not everyone has in the garden, you may want to look at members of the plant
genus While they have a reputation for being difficult, growing globeflowers is not complicated if they are planted in the right place
and you practice the correct globeflower care. You may be wondering, “What are globeflowers?” Trollius globeflower plants,
members of the Ranunculaceae family, are striking perennial wildflowers that bloom in spring. Shaped like a ball, a goblet or a
globe, flowers in the garden bloom on stems rising above the foliage in shades of yellow and orange. Finely textured foliage of
growing globeflowers has a mounding habit.
Trolllius or Globeflowers in the garden are best started from cuttings or by purchasing a young plant, as seeds can take up to two
years to germinate. Ripe seeds from growing globeflowers germinate best, if you decide to try this method. In the right location,
globeflowers may re-seed. Taking care of Trollius globeflower plants is simple once you provide them with the right location.
Globeflowers in the garden need a full sun to part shade location and moist soil such as the edge of a pond or a natrually boggy
These flowers are suited to rocky areas where soil is fertile and stays moist. Globeflowers perform well as long as they aren’t
allowed to dry out and are not subjected to extreme heat from scorching summer temperatures. Deadhead spent flowers for the
possibility of more blooms. Trim back the plant’s foliage when blooming has stopped. Divide in spring as soon as growth begins.
Now that you know, “What are globeflowers” and the simplicity of their care, you may want to add them to that moist, shady area
where nothing else will grow. Provide adequate water and you can grow the showy blooms nearly anywhere in your landscape
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Normal, Sandy or Clay
Late Spring to Early Summer
75-90 cm 29-35 inches
45-60 cm 18-23 inches