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Globularia punctata

common globe flower

An evergreen, compact alpine plant forming low rosettes of glossy, oval to oblong leaves up to 2.5cm long. From spring into early summer, erect stems to 30cm tall bear small flowerheads to 1.5cm across made up of tiny purple-blue flowers

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Purple Blue Green
Summer Purple Blue Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–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
Europe Russia

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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

Propagation

Propagate by seed and from individual rosettes

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

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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