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Planting and maintaining globeflowers - follow these tips


If you have a garden near the shore or a wet meadow, you should definitely plant globe flowers. Because the moist environment is the perfect location for these flowers.

Globeflowers love moist soils

Globeflowers are often confused with ranunculus due to their spherical, almost closed bloom. In the meantime, this bright yellow flower shape is a rare and therefore protected species that thrives on moist meadows and near water points.

Globeflowers - also known as gold heads or butter balls - are now also available in specialist stores in various cultivation forms (including an orange, slightly opened flower).

Already knew:

The plant is one of the most important sources of nutrients for bees, which is why planting in every garden is advisable. By the way, the globeflower was therefore named Flower of the Year in 1995!

Growing tips

You should plant the globeflower between 30 and 80 centimeters in your garden as a perennial. Where it needs a nutrient-rich, moist soil in partial shade. Planting in the immediate vicinity of garden ponds is also ideal, as the globeflowers are plants that tolerate waterlogging.

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The hardy globeflowers are also ideal for planting rock garden plants if they are offered a partially shaded, quite moist planting site.

Globeflower in detail

The natural globeflower blooms from May to June, while cultivars present their flowers until August. Because of the minimal toxins it contains, you should not use this flower as a cut flower.

Care Tips

Fertilize:

Regularly once in the spring - before flowering - you should provide the otherwise easy-care globe flower with complete fertilizer. In this way, the perennial spreads continuously over the years in your garden bed and can also be separated from time to time.

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Carefully divide the plant with a spade and lift it out, then re-plant it in a new location or offer it on plant exchange exchanges.

Globeflowers multiply by themselves

Irrigation:

Globeflowers always need a moist soil, which is why you need to water the soil around the plant well at least twice a day during long dry periods.

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Globeflowers can also thrive in the translucent shade of other plants.

Combat diseases:

The flowers are rarely attacked by pests and diseases. Only the leaf spot disease (often a deficiency symptom) should be combated immediately with a little copper lime broth.