Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen'

9cm pot £7.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Trollius chinensis 'Golden Queen' globeflower: Gorgeous globular flowers of deep orangey-yellow

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moisture-retentive, fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Bright orange early summer flowers with yellow centres and deeply divided mid green leaves. These cheery, buttercup-like flowers are perfect for the middle of a moist border or for planting at the margins of a pond or stream. To prevent the roots from drying out apply a thick mulch layer around the base of the plant in early spring.

  • Garden care: Lift and divide large clumps in late autumn or early spring. In spring apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plants and water in very dry weather, to prevent the soil from drying out

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Eventual height & spread

Beautiful flower heads

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Bought pack of 3 grown on seedlings March 2019, kept in greenhouse until early May to prevent damage from late ground frosts. Were very small plants, so initially I potted them on all together in a big plant pot, didn't think they were big enough to put straight into my border as would have got eaten as a small snack by my (Loch Ness Monster sized) slugs in my garden. I grew them on in the pot until big enough in mid summer for the foliage and leaves to be big enough to not to be so appetitizing to my monster sized slugs then I intended to transplant them into my border. However they were not fast growing so I kept them in the pot over the summer and autumn giving them regular liquid seaweed feeds. Disappointingly none of the 3 plants flowered over the summer, then in early autumn 2 of the plants did flower and the 3rd plant, although it did not flower looked healthy. None of the 3 plants grew to their ultimate potential height of 4 to 5 feet, my plants in my pot maybe reached 18 inches to 2 feet in height. I have over wintered the pot of 3 plants in an unheated greenhouse, I am hoping they will survive our wee bitty cold climate here in the West of Scotland, and hope to transplant healthy growing plants from the pot into my borders in May 2020 and hope that in their 2nd season they will grow to mature 5 foot plants with unusual large buttercup flower heads waving in the breeze amongst my other tall flowers in my borders.

ScotwestK

West of Sotland

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Mixed bag... Squirrels eating them before they establish?

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I haven't had much luck with these. Planted 6 in a shady moist but well-drained area amongst ferns, but only 1 made it to the flower. The rest were weak seemed to never get established - possibly squirrels chewing them up in Spring. Trollius are lovely (I have other varieties too) so are worth persevering, but at what cost.

Chris

Leyton

Really pretty

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Ordered plants last year for a fairly shady area to inject some colour. Arrived well packaged & healthy. Clay soil so repotted into larger pots to give them a good start, all grew well with pretty flowers. Now in garden & looking forward to even bigger plants this year.

Welshlady

Cardiff

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Gorgeous

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I love this plant, when the flowers come out ithey put a smile on my face! AND I've bought more. Cannot fault it.

GINBIN

Pontypridd

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Lovely Colour!

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This product Looks stunning in the show garden!

Winterwood

Bath

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Trollius chinensis'Golden Queen'

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I garden organically so can you please advise whether this plant would be prone to slug/snail damage?

Welshlady

Hello, These plants are not normally affected by slugs and snails, however that's not to say that a hungry slug or snail may not have a nibble occasionally!

Helen

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