Posted: 05/06/2017 at 14:13
Had a couple of Trollius last year planted in the moistest part of the garden. They were Spring bloomers (forgotten the name - never had a label). They didn't make it through the winter - rotted away, lots of wet etc.
Purchase another 2 called 'Cheddar' - and bought them because the label said 'Summer'. They are temporarily planted in the 'rubbish' corner beside a tree (I know - bad place, but roots go the other side and other plants do well there).
Looking for advice on a couple of things:
1. Does 'Cheddar' really bloom through the Summer - all I've read on the net says Spring 'into' early Summer. I cut the other stalks of partially done flowers on both plants thinking if the label says 'Summer' then I will get new growth - but having looked at the net info about Spring only blooming, I'm thinking I'm on a loss here for more flowers this year.
2. Has anyone had success with Trollius in non-boggy or truly moist soil? I'm contemplating leaving them both by this tree because the canopy is very very high up and plants underneath get the sun for most of the day. The soil is good as the trunk of the tree goes off in the other direction so it's deep enough. I'm happy enough to water both plants a lot if the soil dries out - rather than experiment again in the moist dampish area which rotted them away last year.
In some respects, I keep finding that planting where the 'books' or standard advice suggest doesn't always match my garden conditions - and often I've planted plants in areas which are 'not recommended' and they have lasted years and done well. Would really appreciate if anyone here who has Trollius can point me in the right direction here. Many thanks folks.