Trollius Species, Chinese Globe Flower 'Golden Queen'

Trollius chinensis

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Trollius (TROLL-ee-us) (Info)
Species: chinensis (chi-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Queen
Synonym:Trollius ledebourii



Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade



Foliage Color:

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24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


18-24 in. (45-60 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

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Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

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Bloom Size:

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Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed


This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

San Luis Obispo, California

Carbondale, Colorado

Craig, Colorado

Somers, Connecticut

Hanna City, Illinois

Greenville, Indiana

Tracy, Iowa

Dracut, Massachusetts

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Temperance, Michigan

Albertville, Minnesota

Andover, Minnesota

Eveleth, Minnesota

Wyoming, Minnesota

Lincoln, Nebraska

Belfield, North Dakota

Columbus, Ohio

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Salt Lake City, Utah

Kinnear, Wyoming

Riverton, Wyoming

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 27, 2012, Sandyrj from Washington, IL wrote:

I live in Washington, Illinois. I purchased one plant 4 yrs ago. It has bloomed twice each summer. (spring and late summer) it does spread. not fast but seeds do propagate. It has a very fragrant flower. I have it in half day sun and half shade.


On Jul 30, 2011, ChrisZ5 from Tracy, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have had this plant for 2 seasons now. I planted 3 plants in partial shade. They have all had beautiful blooms but not many and it isn't spreading yet, so a little sparse looking.


On Nov 19, 2009, stormyla from Norristown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This plant grows and blooms well in a pretty heavily shaded section of my garden. It appears to be slow to mulitpy. My soil is not particularly wet.


On Jun 16, 2008, Gardenweed from Somers, CT wrote:

Trollius chinensis is growing in partial shade in the garden just south of mine. The flower is more orange than yellow but it's quite lovely and the flower form is elegant (see photo). The plant appears to be well-mannered. Bloomed mid-June here on the Massachusetts/Connecticut state line.


On Dec 17, 2007, juanwillis from Winchester, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

In part shade in zone 6a, 'Golden Queen' bloomed throughout June and then again in late August/early September. I kept expecting the plant to go dormant, but the foliage stayed nice all year. A very rich golden color.