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Globe Daisy

Globularia x indubia

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Globe Daisy (Globularia x indubia) at Roger's Gardens

Globe Daisy flowers

Globe Daisy flowers

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Height:  24 inches

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Description:

This is an unusual, small dense shrub with lance shaped dark olive-green leaves and showy spherical white and lavender-blue flowers over many weeks in spring; adaptable and easy to grow; hardy and vigorous

Ornamental Features

Globe Daisy features unusual clusters of white ball-shaped flowers with lavender overtones and steel blue eyes at the ends of the branches from early spring to late summer, which emerge from distinctive indigo flower buds. It has olive green foliage. The pointy leaves remain olive green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Globe Daisy is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a mounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Globe Daisy is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Globe Daisy will grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Globe Daisy makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It can be used either as 'filler' or as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, depending on the height and form of the other plants used in the container planting. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features