Related to Ranuculus Trollius require very similar growing conditions. These are a woodland plant grown for the golden yellow flowers and the attractive ferny foliage. Flowers are held upright above the foliage and look like ‘Golden Balls’ when they first appear.
Trollius ‘Golden Queen’, is also know as the ‘Globe Flower’ and is perhaps the easiest to find in Australia.
A number of cultivars are available including Trollius ‘Orange Globe’ with a deeper yellow than most tending towards orange. Larger flowers to around 7cm.
One of the prettiest cultivars is T. europeus ‘New Moon’ with clear Lemon / Yellow flowers, available from Frogmore Gardens.
All Trollius species like a humus rich moist soil and a semi shaded position.
They do require moisture through the growing season and we find that they are best in full morning sun with a some protection from the hot afternoon sun. In dry periods they simply decide to die back to dormancy, to reappear when adequate moisture is available.
As for where you will find them ? You probably need to look for seed for the rarer species, however online suppliers can provide many varieties..
Species and varieties
- T. chinensis
- T. europaeus
- T. laxus
- T. ledebourii
- T. chinensis ‘Golden Queen’
- T. ‘Lemon Queen’
Trollius are available for sale form the following nurseries
PO Box 7040 Leura NSW 2780
Rare woodland plants, Trilliums Epimediums, Arisaemas, plus much more.www.lynnsrareplants.com.au
357 Monbulk Road SILVAN VIC 3795
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