A little bundle of joy!
Trollius pumilus or Dwarf Globeflower is native to the alpine meadows and streamsides of the Himalayas (Nepal, Bhutan and northeast China). It forms a compact clump up to 15 cm in height.
It flowers initially at the end of spring and in cool climates sometimes flowers again at the end of summer. It produces single golden yellow daisy flowers, 3 cm in diameter and which open out flat.
Trollius pumillus has discreet foliage, which remains attractive with deeply cut, shiny leaves.
You can plant it on its own in a flowering tub.
But Trollius pumilus is really spectacular planted in large colonies.
You can use it for a border in a rock garden, in a magical duo with Myosotis scorpioides (water forget-me-not) to decorate the bank of a stream or as a cloth of gold under huge-leaved perennials such as Gunnera, Rodgersia, Astilboides tabularis.
Grow in sunlight or in partial shade in moist, humus-rich soil. Can cope with heavy, damp, clay soils. Planting distance: 20 to -30 cm.
Photo credit: Wikipedia - http://www.fleurs-des-montagnes.net
Bibliography: "Perennials", Roger Phillips and Martyn Rix, Pan Books, London.
- 0,5L pot
- Hardiness zones : zone 6-10
- Height: 10 to 30cm
- Plant spacing: 30 cm
- Flower colour: yellow
- Flowering period: summer flowers