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Products > Globularia x indubia
Globularia x indubia - Globe Daisy
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Globulariaceae (now Plantaginaceae)
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 to 3 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 were long considered to be in there own own family, the Globulariaceae, which has been more recently merged into the huge and evergrowing family, the Plantaginaceae. The name for the genus comes from the Latin 'globulus' which in the diminutive form of 'globus' meaning "round head" or "sphere" in reference to the rounded shape of the flower heads. We have sold this plant since 1991 from plants that were first grown from seed received from the Huntington Botanic Garden. 

This information about Globularia x indubia displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.