Trollius Morning Sun is a plant as cheerful as it sounds, bearing large semi-double flowers of golden sunny yellow like giant buttercups held above a strong clump of lobed mid green foliage. The show starts in late spring and continues into the summer with reblooming possible until late in the season. Like Golden Queen in style but only half the height so good for a small garden or a patio container. Sun or semi-shade. Any fairly moist soil. 18 in. 2 litre pot.


Cheddar and Alabaster are the glamorous varieties of Trollius, with New Moon doing the same dreamy creamy pale yellow thing, but with less cachet. The snag with them is that are lovely but only fairly fleetingly, whereas Trollius Chinensis, though possessed of a more in your face shade of vibrant yellow, puts on a show in the garden over a much longer period and will, we find, keep producing new bursts of flower through much of the season from spring to autumn.

Golden Queen is for us the pick of the Trollius Chinensis varieties (a true golden oldie in every sense!) but she is quite a tall specimen, so the fairly new Morning Sun cultivar is a welcome addition to the family with its less imposing stature, about half the height of big sister.

Here is an interesting and informative article on Trollius originally published in the Daily Telegraph.

Trollius Chinensis Morning Sun is a compact hardy perennial with divided leaves and yellow buttercup flowers in early to mid summer suitable sun or semi-shade.

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