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Trollius

Globeflower
Ranunculaceae
Perennials

Clumps of finely cut, shiny dark green leaves put up 2–3-ft.-tall stems terminating in ­yellow to orange flowers typically shaped like globes or rounded cups. Deadhead to prolong bloom. Excellent cut flowers. Cannot take drought or heat; a constantly damp area near a pond or stream is an ideal planting site. If growing globeflowers in a regular garden bed, liberally amend soil with organic matter and keep well watered. Divide clumps only when they thin out in the center.

Trollius chinensis
Trollius chinensis

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Trollius chinensis

Native to China and Siberia. Grows to 3 ft. tall and 1 1/2 ft. wide. Light orange-yellow, 2-in. flowers with an open bowl shape; summer bloom. ‘Golden Queen’ has pure orange flowers.

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