Botanical name: Trollius
Botanical name: Trollius
Globe flowers are hardy herbaceous perennials that bloom from early spring to late summer, depending on the species. These clump-forming plants are a key food source for the Silver-ground Carpet Moth. The blooms of these species resemble bowls or globes, which is thought to have given rise to the common name of the genus being "Globe Flowers."
Species of Globe flowers
American globeflower (Trollius laxus) is a rare flowering plant that is endangered, partly due to the ever-changing water levels of its native wetland habitats. It has few pollinating insects, including the cuckoo bee, sweat bee, and one species of fly. Fortunately, this plant is also grown ornamentally for its elegant and long-blooming yellow flowers and distinctive fingered leaves.
Large-petal globeflower (Trollius macropetalus) is a hardy perennial that’s indigenous to Asia. If you want to grow it in your garden, make sure the soil is exceptionally moist. That’s because it’s a water-loving species. It also thrives best in full sunlight.
The globeflower (*Trollius europaeus*) grows in damp, shady environments in Europe and Western Asia. Its titular round flowers bloom in summer and attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and certain types of flies that are its main pollinators. The globeflower plant is slightly poisonous if ingested.
Globe flower 'Dancing Flame'
Globe flower 'Dancing Flame' is distinct for its large and vivid orange blooms and multiheaded stems. Cultivated as a seedling from the plant Trollius yunnanensis, it was suitably named for its flowers that appear like dancing flames. Globe flower 'Dancing Flame' is popular year after year due to its prolific and bright blooms, long blooming season, and reliable growth habit.
Chinese globeflower 'Golden Queen'
An award-winning cultivar, chinese globeflower 'Golden Queen' is famous for its luminous, semi-double orange flowers and deeply lobed, mid-green foliage. This popular garden perennial was bred to produce flowers significantly larger than those of the parent plant.
Globe flower 'Alabaster'
Globe flower 'Alabaster' is a clump-forming cultivar that is considered less vigorous than other cultivars in the Trollius genus. Though its color is not especially unique in the genus, the name Alabaster indicates the creamy light color of this cultivar's flowers. Gardeners looking for interesting cut flowers may be interested in planting the globe flower 'Alabaster'.
Japanese globeflower are hardy herbaceous perennials that bloom from early spring to late summer, depending on the species. These clump-forming plants are a key food source for the Silver-ground Carpet Moth. The blooms of these species resemble bowls or globes, which is thought to have given rise to the common name of the genus being "Globe Flowers."
Chinese globeflower is an attractive garden specimen that produces showy bowl-shaped "globeflower" inflorescences. It prefers to grow on grassy slopes and wet meadows in higher elevations (1900 to 3900 m).
Chinese globeflower is a flowering perennial that is a popular pond plant because of it love for moist habitats. The name "Chinese globeflower" is based on the shape of its flower and area of origin. It looks like a double buttercup in appearance, although that is where the similarities end. This plant has received an Award of Garden Merit.
The asiatic globeflower (Trollius asiaticus) is a lovely ornamental and clump-forming perennial plant that blooms from spring to early summer. The flowers are bright yellow to orange and are shaped like bowls or globes, hence its common name. This plant prefers wet grasslands and forests in the wild. The species is ideal for flower gardens and beds to attract wildlife.