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