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Heart-leaved Globe Daisy

Globularia cordifolia

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Heart-leaved Globe Daisy (Globularia cordifolia) at Plants Unlimited

Heart-leaved Globe Daisy in bloom

Heart-leaved Globe Daisy in bloom

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Heart-leaved Globe Daisy (Globularia cordifolia) at Plants Unlimited

Heart-leaved Globe Daisy

Heart-leaved Globe Daisy

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  4 inches

Flower Height:  6 inches

Spacing:  10 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Other Names:  Heart-leaf Globe Daisy

Description:

This is an attractive, easy little alpine plant, with spoon shaped, evergreen leaves that are lobed at the end; showy spherical lavender flowers over many weeks in spring; adaptable and easy to grow; hardy and vigorous

Ornamental Features

Heart-leaved Globe Daisy has masses of beautiful lavender ball-shaped flowers with lilac purple centers at the ends of the stems in late spring, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its oval leaves remain green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Heart-leaved Globe Daisy is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Heart-leaved Globe Daisy is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Heart-leaved Globe Daisy will grow to be only 4 inches tall at maturity extending to 6 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 10 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 4 years.

This plant 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 species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

 
 
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Massing  Rock  Garden 
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Flowers 
Ornamental Features

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