Globe Flower (Trollius Chinensis Golden Queen) 20 seeds (#1144)

Product Description

Magnificent perennial flowers, ideal for heavy soils.
this species is native to north eastern China and Russia where they grow in large, stunning drifts in heavy, damp clay soils.
A large and spectacular relative of the beloved buttercup, this herbaceous perennial forms dense clumps crowded with rich orange yellow blooms. Superb for a damp corner of the garden or pond-side planting.
From the World Botanics range.

Genus - Trollius
Species - Chinensis
Variety - Golden Queen
Common name - Globe Flower
Pre-Treatment - Not-required, but recommended
Hardiness zones - 4 - 10
Height - 0.60 m
Spread - 0.45 m
Plant type - Perennial Flower
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth rate - Medium
Soil type - Heavy, damp clay, rich, fertile
Water requirements - Average, high
Landscape uses - garden or pond sides, damp corners
Bloom season - May to July
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Orange - yellow

Sow seeds into pots or trays at +10C from January to March, covering them with a thin layer of vermiculite or free draining compost. Keep the growing medium moist but not overly wet at all times.
Place each growing container into a polythene bag to retain moisture and check for germination regularly, transplanting any seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle.
After 6 weeks chill any remaining un-germinated seeds by putting the pots or seed tray into the refrigerator at around +4C, and leaving it there for 6 to 8 weeks before warming up again to around +10C.
Transplant the seedlings into 8 cm pots once they are large enough to handle and gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a couple of weeks before planting out in borders, beds and damp, shady areas, spacing the plants at 30cm intervals.