'Golden Queen' is its name, which makes the hazard totally obscure to all innocent admirers. Truth be told, there is plenty to admire: nice clumps of ornamentally dissected, jagged-toothed, deep green leaves; gracefully slender but sturdy stems, and finally, large globular buds bursting open in late spring bringing into every garden an explosion of unsurpassable mango- orange flowers. Well, the resemblance to mango fruit ends here as all parts of Chinese Globeflower are poisonous. The good news is that the poison does not transmit through looking at the beautiful blossoms. However, there have been observed some symptoms of strange intoxication: those who happened to look at 'Golden Queen' got severely addicted to the plant and developed a desperate compulsion to grow it in their own garden. Beware!
I was destined to be born gardener. In order to become a professional one I had to enjoy years of studying at various schools and universities... read more