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Products > Globularia x indubia
Globularia x indubia - Globe Daisy

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Globulariaceae (Globularias)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Lavender Blue
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Parentage: (G. sarcophylla x G. salicina)
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Globularia x indubia (Globe Daisy) - This is an unusual and beautiful small, dense shrub that grows to 2 feet tall and 5 feet wide with dark olive-green 2 inch long lance-shaped leaves. The dark lavender-blue flower buds open to reveal 1 inch globular flower heads with white petals with lavender blue margins. Flowering commences in early spring and continues through summer. Plant in full sun with a well-drained soil. Globe daisy is drought tolerant but looks better with an occasional watering. Plants in our demonstration garden were tip damaged at 25 degrees F. and resprouted after being frozen to the ground at 18 degrees F. This plant is the naturally occurring hybrid between two species (G. sarcophylla and G. salicina) whose ranges overlap in the Tirajana region of Gran Canaria Island. The Globe Daisies are so named because they appear to be small round daisies but they are actually in their own family, the Globulariaceae. Our plants are grown from seed received from the Huntington Botanic Garden. We have sold this plant since 1991.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Globularia x indubia.