Trollius x cultorum 'Alabaster'
Alabaster Globeflower flowers
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Plant Height: 18 inches
Flower Height: 24 inches
Spacing: 14 inches
Hardiness Zone: 3a
A very popular perennial that bursts into bloom in late spring or early summer with pretty butter yellow blooms; likes even moisture, consider adding a summer mulch around the base; cut back after blooming to encourage a flush of new leaves for summer
Alabaster Globeflower has masses of beautiful buttery yellow buttercup flowers with gold eyes 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 deeply cut lobed leaves remain dark green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Alabaster Globeflower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, 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. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Alabaster Globeflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Alabaster Globeflower will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 24 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 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. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.