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PlantFiles: American Globeflower
Trollius laxus

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Trollius (TROLL-ee-us) (Info)
Species: laxus (LAX-uss) (Info)

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Herbaceous
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Jan 13, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This globeflower is a delightful alpine from the Rockies, growing at the edges of melting snowfields and alpine mountain streams. They require a moist soil to survive, even tolerating wet sites. They bloom within a few days of snowmelt.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Voorheesville, New York



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