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Globularia cordifolia AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Alpine/Rockery

Habit

Mat forming

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Blue in Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

heart-leaved globe daisy

Family

Plantaginaceae


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

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

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

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

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed and from individual rosettes

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Gravel Garden, Patio/Container Plants or Rock Garden


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free