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    Common Globeflower

    Trollius europaeus

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    Common Globeflower (Trollius europaeus) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Common Globeflower flowers

    Common Globeflower flowers

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Common Globeflower (Trollius europaeus) at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

    Common Globeflower in bloom

    Common Globeflower in bloom

    (Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

    Plant Height:  18 inches

    Flower Height:  24 inches

    Spacing:  14 inches

    Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

    Hardiness Zone:  3a

    Other Names:  Buttercup


    A wonderful globeflower presenting large fabulous bright yellow blooms of overlapping, incurved petals; use where bold color is needed in partial shade areas; a nice addition to a pond or stream margin

    Ornamental Features

    Common Globeflower has masses of beautiful yellow round flowers at the ends of the stems from late spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its serrated lobed leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

    Landscape Attributes

    Common Globeflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

    This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

    Common Globeflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

    • Mass Planting
    • Rock/Alpine Gardens
    • Border Edging
    • General Garden Use

    Planting & Growing

    Common Globeflower will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

    This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

    Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
    Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden 
    Ornamental Features

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