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Dwarf Globeflower*

Trollius pumilus

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Dwarf Globeflower (Trollius pumilus) at Hicks Nurseries

Dwarf Globeflower flowers

Dwarf Globeflower flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  8 inches

Flower Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  6 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

An extremely dwarf variety of the popular globeflower; the bright golden yellow flowers are sometimes tipped in burgundy adding to the interest to this plant; ideal for a rock garden accent

Ornamental Features

Dwarf Globeflower has masses of beautiful yellow buttercup 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 small deeply cut lobed leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dwarf Globeflower is a dense herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, 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. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Dwarf Globeflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Dwarf Globeflower will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity extending to 12 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 6 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 partial shade to 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. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Texture 
Ornamental Features