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Trollius chinensis
Trollius chinensis

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Zones A2, A3, 1-6, 32-43
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Trollius chinensis



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

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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