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Globularia Genus

Globeflower

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0

Description

Globularia genus (Globeflower). This genus has about 20 species of mainly evergreen, tufted or sometimes mat-forming perennials or subshrubs. They are grown for their rounded habit and compact heads of tiny tubular flowers which will bloom in shades of blue. They are fully to frost hardy and will need full sun with well drained soil. You can propagate by division in the spring, or by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, or by seeds in the autumn.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Sub-shrubs

Other common names

Globe daisy

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Grown for their dome-shaped hummocks and usually blue or purple flower heads.

Propagation

Division in spring, by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer, or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and Snails

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