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Globularia cordifolia
  • RHS AGM

heart-leaved globe daisy

G. cordifolia is an evergreen, woody-based perennial to 10cm in height, forming a mat of small spoon-shaped leaves. Flowers small, pale lavender-blue, in fluffy heads 2cm in width

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Blue Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Plantaginaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Globularia are mostly evergreen, mat-forming perennials with lance or spoon-shaped leaves and fluffy heads of tiny lavender-blue flowers in summer

Name status

Correct

Plant range
C & S Europe

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in neutral to alkaline, very well-drained soil in full sun. Protect from excessive winter wet. Suitable for rock garden, trough or alpine house

Propagation

Propagate by seed and from individual rosettes

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Rock garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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