Gracing gardens since the 16th century, these marvelous yellow-hued blooms inspired their name, which translates to “basin” in Latin or “globe” in German. Globeflowers are undemanding perennials that look best en masse and are the perfect choice for the waters’ edge, a boggy spot, or the border, given a moisture retentive, organic-rich soil and shelter from hot sun.
A sterling addition to bouquets, the Buttercup-like blossoms perch on straight stems above handsome, deeply divided glossy leaves and promise a long summer fling with regular deadheading.
Pale yellow, tissue-like petals fashion an exquisite, nearly double, shallow open cup. Casting a soft feminine mood on the May garden, the sumptuous blooms pose above an attractive mound of shiny foliage carved into small sections. A Dutch introduction, ‘Cheddar’ deserves to find its way into more gardens, where it will flourish in damp open sites matched with companions such as Sanguisorba obtusa or Geranium ‘Espresso’ .
Size: 2' 0" high x 18" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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