As a gardener if you’re actually looking for something a little bit different that no one has in their garden, you may want to try growing globeflower plants. These particular plants are not commonly found in the perennial garden, but you may find them growing in bog gardens or near a pond or stream. The globeflower plants have a reputation for being difficult; growing them actually is not complicated if they are planted in the right place and if you also practice the right globeflower plant care.

Furthermore, the globeflower plants are members of the Ranunculaceae family and they are striking perennial wildflowers that bloom in spring. The plant is shaped like a ball, a goblet, or a globe, flowers in the garden bloom on stems rising above the foliage in shades of yellow and orange. Finely textured foliage of growing globeflowers has a mounding habit. The globeflower plants grow happily near a pond or in damp woodland in USDA plant hardiness zones three through seven. Properly located globeflowers in the garden can reach about one to three feet in height and spread to two feet.


  Globeflowers Varieties

 There are a lot of cultivars of globeflowers that are available.

If you don’t have a pond or bog garden, T. europaeus x cultorum, the common globeflower hybrid ‘Superbus,’ actually performs in soils that are less than consistently moist.

The T. ledebourii, or Ledebour globeflower variety, reaches about three feet in height with vigorous, orange blooms.

The T. pumilus, which is the dwarf globeflower, it has yellow blossoms that take on a flat shape and it grows to only a foot (31 cm.) tall.

The T. chinensis ‘Golden Queen variety’ actually has large, ruffled blooms that appear as late as May.


How to Care for Globeflower

The globeflower plants in the garden are best started from cuttings or by buying a young plant, as the seeds can take about 2 years to germinate. The ripe seeds from the growing globeflowers germinate best, if you decide to try this method. With the right location, the globeflower plants may re-seed.

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