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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.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Globularia x indubia.