Globe Flower Trollius × cultorum 'Orange Princess'
Trollius × cultorum 'Orange Princess', commonly known as the globeflower, is a perennial plant that boasts bright orange, bowl-shaped flowers. The silky, shiny petals closely overlap to form a globular appearance, with a slightly open center that reveals a tuft of golden stamens, adding to its beauty and distinctiveness. The foliage of 'Orange Princess' is deeply cut and has a somewhat fern-like look, which provides an attractive background for the vivid floral display. The leaves are a rich green, creating a lush mound that contributes to the overall attractiveness of the plant throughout its growing season. The combination of the radiant flowers and the verdant foliage makes this globeflower cultivar a striking addition to any garden.
About this plant
Globeflower, Orange Princess Globeflower
Trollius × cultorum 'Orange Princess'.
The plant commonly known as Globe Flower is not widely recognized for its toxicity to humans. However, like many plants, it is not typically considered edible and may cause mild stomach upset or dermatitis in some individuals if ingested or handled. The symptoms of ingesting parts of this plant may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It's always advisable to avoid eating or handling unknown plants and consult a medical professional if ingestion occurs and symptoms present.
The Globe Flower plant is not known to be highly toxic to pets, but it can cause mild gastrointestinal upset if ingested. Symptoms of poisoning in pets may include vomiting, diarrhea, and drooling. It is generally recommended to prevent pets from ingesting plants, as even non-toxic plants can cause some degree of stomach upset or other issues in animals. If you suspect your pet has ingested part of this plant, monitor for any signs of distress and contact your veterinarian for advice.
Color of leaves
1-2 feet (30-60 cm)
1-2 feet (30-60 cm)
- General Benefits
- Ornamental Appeal: Produces bright orange, globular flowers that add vibrant color to gardens.
- Attracts Wildlife: Can attract butterflies, providing pollination benefits and natural beauty.
- Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care once established, which is ideal for busy gardeners.
- Hardiness: Adapts to a range of soil conditions and can withstand cold temperatures.
- Seasonal Interest: Offers visual interest during its blooming season in late spring to early summer.
- Border Planting: Suitable for borders or as part of mixed flower beds, enhancing garden design.
- Long Blooming: Has a relatively long flowering period compared to other perennials.
- Cottage Garden Staple: Fits well in traditional cottage garden schemes, adding a touch of charm and color.
- Combination Planting: Pairs well with other perennials and shrubs for diverse garden compositions.
- Renaissance in Popularity: Experiencing a resurgence in horticultural interest, offering contemporary appeal.
- Medical Properties
This plant is not used for medical purposes.
- Air-purifying Qualities
This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.
- Other Uses
- The Trollius × cultorum 'Orange Princess', often known as the globe flower, can be used in fabric dyeing, producing a range of warm, yellow to orange hues depending on the mordant used.
- In certain cultural rituals, the globe flower is used as a symbol of good fortune and is sometimes incorporated into garlands or floral arrangements for festive occasions.
- The globular shape of globe flower blooms can inspire art and design, often used as a motif in decorative arts and crafts.
- Globe flowers are used in companion planting to attract beneficial insects to the garden, which can help pollinate other plants and control pests naturally.
- Edible parts of the globe flower, while not commonly consumed, can be used in traditional cooking in some cultures, after proper preparation to remove harmful components.
- Globe flowers can serve as natural indicators for seasonal change in educational settings, helping to demonstrate plant life cycles to students.
- The long-lasting nature of globe flower blooms makes them suitable for use in dried flower arrangements, maintaining their shape and adding a pop of color.
- Globe flowers are occasionally used in the practice of natural water filtration, as part of constructed wetlands, due to their ability to thrive in moist soils.
- Photographers and artists may employ the striking appearance of the globe flower in their work as a means to explore concepts of symmetry and geometry found in nature.
- In landscape design, the globe flower can be used to stabilize soil and prevent erosion on slopes due to its clumping growth habit.
- Feng Shui
The plant_name is not used in Feng Shui practice.
- Zodiac Sign Compitability
The plant_name is not used in astrology practice.
- Plant Symbolism
- Overcoming Obstacles: The Trollius × cultorum 'Orange Princess', commonly known as the Globeflower 'Orange Princess', often thrives in challenging environments, symbolizing the ability to persist and overcome difficulties.
- Brightness and Positivity: The vibrant orange blooms of the Globeflower 'Orange Princess' are associated with cheerfulness and positive energy, reminding us to maintain a sunny outlook on life.
- Protection: In some cultures, Globeflowers are thought to have protective qualities, guarding against negative influences and providing a sense of safety.
- Unique Beauty: The Globeflower 'Orange Princess', with its distinct spherical shape and vivid color, represents the beauty of being unique and standing out from the crowd.
The Globe Flower 'Orange Princess' should be watered regularly to maintain consistently moist soil, especially during dry spells in the growing season. It's often best to water this plant about once a week, providing approximately one inch of water each time, which equates to about 0.623 gallons per square yard. During periods of high heat or drought, you may need to water more frequently to prevent the soil from drying out. Ensure that the plant is not left in standing water, as this can lead to root rot. Water at the base of the plant to keep the foliage dry and reduce the risk of disease.
The Globe Flower 'Orange Princess' thrives in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. Ideally, it should receive at least six hours of sunlight each day with some afternoon shade to protect it during the hottest part of the day. A spot that offers morning sun and dappled afternoon light would be an excellent choice for promoting vigorous growth and abundant flowering.
The Globe Flower 'Orange Princess' is hardy and can withstand temperatures down to about -20°F, but the ideal growing conditions are between 50°F and 70°F. It is important to avoid locations where temperatures can soar above 80°F for extended periods, as this can stress the plant.
Pruning the Globe Flower 'Orange Princess' can help promote bushier growth and more flowers. Deadhead spent blooms regularly to encourage further flowering. Cut back to the ground in late fall or early winter after the foliage has died back. This will help maintain a tidy appearance and prepare the plant for new growth in the spring.
Globe Flower 'Orange Princess' thrives in a moist, well-draining soil mix with a slightly acidic to neutral pH between 6.0 and 7.0. A mix of peat, loamy soil, and sand in equal parts can create the ideal conditions for its growth.
Globe Flower 'Orange Princess' does not require frequent repotting and can be repotted every 2 to 3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound in its current container.
- Humidity & Misting
Globe Flower 'Orange Princess' prefers moderate to high humidity levels but is quite adaptable and can also tolerate lower humidity.
- Suitable locations
Ensure bright, indirect light and monitor soil moisture.
Plant in partial shade, keep soil moist, protect from strong winds.
- Life cycle
Trollius × cultorum 'Orange Princess', commonly known as Globeflower 'Orange Princess', starts its life as a seed that germinates in moist, well-drained soil in early spring. The seedling grows into a rosette of lobed, dark green leaves, from which emerges a flower stalk bearing large, bowl-shaped, orange flowers typically in late spring to early summer. After pollination, usually by insects attracted to the bright flowers, the plant forms capsule-like fruit filled with seeds. Once the fruit ripens, the seeds are dispersed, often by wind or water, to begin a new generation. In autumn, the above-ground foliage dies back as the plant enters dormancy, with the root system surviving through the winter. The plant resprouts from the roots or basal buds in the next spring, repeating the cycle.
Trollius × cultorum 'Orange Princess', also known as the Globe Flower 'Orange Princess', is generally propagated by division, which is the most popular method for this plant. The ideal time to propagate the Globe Flower 'Orange Princess' by division is in the early spring or late fall when the plant is not in active growth. Carefully dig up the entire plant and gently separate the crowns while trying to maintain as many roots as possible with each division. Replant the divisions at the same depth they were growing at originally, spacing them approximately 12 to 24 inches (30 to 61 centimeters) apart to allow for adequate growth. It is important to water the new plants thoroughly after planting to help establish them in their new location.