Globularia bisnagarica, Globularia punctata, Common Ball Flower

Globularia bisnagarica, Globularia punctata

Common Ball Flower
Family: Plantaginaceae
USDA Zone: 5-10?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Growing 2-5ft, this small shrub is also known as the Common Ball Flower. It is native to the western Mediterranean, where it favors sunny exposures in light, well-draining sand or rocky soils.

Globularia bisnagarica appreciates full-sun to semi-shade and regular water in well-draining soil. This plant produces an abundance of unique globular flowers throughout the spring and summer. The 2'' globes are typically bright blue, but some varieties exhibit lavender and purple flowers. The striking flowerheads of this plant are made up of many individual florets and remain attractive for several weeks.

These low-maintenance plants need little to no pruning and are considered deer resistant. They will also attract beneficial insects, such as bees, to your garden. Globularia bisnagarica is hardy in USDA Zones 5-10 and can be grown in a container in cooler climates. Plants grown in containers thrive when provided full sun, kept warm during winter months, and deadheaded regularly throughout the growing season. Container plants should also be kept moist but well drained, as they can suffer root rot with too much moisture.

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