Trollius 'Golden Queen' (globeflower)

Trollius: Golden Globeflowers

This globeflower (Trollius chinensis ‘Golden Queen’) has been flaunting its gloriously sunny petals throughout a couple of weeks of unseasonably grey weather.

It has been a bright point to days that should have felt like the run up to summer. In combination with an orange geum (‘Rijnstroom’, photographed for this post) it has given a cistrusy zest to a new border that I’m building.

Actually, I don’t know if they’ll normally flower at the same time because I have just recently bought the globeflower from a nursery that keeps most of its plants in a large glasshouse. The extra warmth they get in there means that they can flower early. So I’ll just have to wait until next spring to see if the flowering of the globeflower will coincide with the geum.

Whether or not it flowers at the same time next year, I know I’ll be delighted to see it again. How could you do anything but smile, in response to such cheerfully golden flowers?

Trollius 'Golden Queen' (globeflower)

17 thoughts on “Trollius: Golden Globeflowers

    1. Thanks Liz! it was the only sunshine we saw for a couple of weeks but that has changed now, thankfully. The sun is shining again and it’s warm – yippee! (And it’s a bank holiday weekend too – very unusual to get good weather for one of those.)

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  1. What a handsome flower that is. The “citrussy zest” to your border sounds wonderful…I manage something similar with a bohemian combination of dandelions and buttercups πŸ™‚πŸ™‚.

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    1. Thank you Indira! I need to take special care of this one because it likes a moister soil than the garden has. So there will have to be some careful watering – but worth it!


  2. What a spectacular burst of colour after what has been a dull, cold and unseasonal May. Hopefully like the sudden bank holiday sunshine, these will continue to flower for you β˜€οΈ

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  3. I read the name at first as “Troilus,” as in Troilus and Cressida. Since Shakespeare’s connected to the Globe Theatre — well, let’s just say your Golden Globeflower raised all sorts of associations.

    It surely is a pretty thing — as interesting structurally as it is colorful. I hope it behaves for you, and continues to brighten things up as the seasons pass!

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