Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen'
This 'European Globeflower' is an extremely popular plant, bursting into colour in late spring and early summer. This variety has semi-double, golden yellow flowers with a contrasting centre of deep orange. Sometimes also called buttercups, they grow well borders or on the edge of moist woodland or ponds. Flowers will last a few days when cut. Mature plants may be easily divided in autumn or early spring to provide a new plant.
Keep well watered until firmly established. Feed with a good liquid fertiliser every two weeks in the flowering season. Shear plants back after blooming to encourage a flush of new leaves to last through the summer.
Water thoroughly, or stand pot in a container of water for half an hour before planting. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Remove the pot, place the plant in the hole so that the root ball is level with the surrounding ground and refill, firming if necessary. Keep well watered in dry weather. Feed in spring with a good, general fertiliser.
Full Sun Part Shade
June - August