| Globularia cordifolia ; photo by Todd Boland|
- Description and general information
- This species is a dense low evergreen mat-forming perennial with leathery oval leaves 1–10 cm long. The flowers are produced in a dense, 2-3 cm diameter heads held above the plant on a 3–10 cm tall stems. Flowers are generally lavender-blue, are more rarely white or pink.
- In the wild, this Globularia grows on rocky limestone scree slopes. It is found throughout the Alps and Pyrenees of southern Europe.
- This Globularia prefers well-draned, gritty soil, full sun and alkaline soil. It is hardy to zone 4.
- Bloom period
- The blooming season begins in May in southern regions but as late as July further north.
- Seed and cuttings are the most popular methods of propagation. Division possible on large plants.
- Surface sow (needs light to germinate) at 20 C. Germinates within 3 months.
- Large mats may be dug and cut into small pieces, keeping in mind they may essentially fall apart in numerous cuttings! This may be done in early spring or immediately after flowering.
- Non-flowering rosettes or creeping stem tips may be taken in late spring/early summer. Keep them lightly shaded until well-rooted
- 1 //www.onrockgarden.com/germination-guide/plants
Created by Todd Boland.
Last Modification: Friday 20 of January, 2012 08:05:40 CST by Todd Boland.
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