Fuzzy blue buttons above neat cushions of deep green foliage, make Globularia trichosantha a great edging plant or small-scale groundcover.
And it does not hurt that these delightful little buttons of flowers are the most intense azure blue.
So they are like spots of summer sky fallen to earth.
It truly deserves the common name of Blue Buttons.
Globularia trichosantha is long blooming during spring & summer.
And the glossy, deep green cushions sparkle all year round.
So it is ideal as a dense, neat edging or decorative pot.
You can even cut some of the little fuzzy azure buttons for small scale vases.
Plant in Full Sun, and once established there is little else to do other than shearing off the spent flower stems at the end of the season.
Globularia trichosantha is hardy, easy to grow from seed and as a plant, and very low maintenance.
Frost, heat & dry hardy.
Flowers 20cm H x foliage cushion 40cm W.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow any time indoors in punnets / or scatter directly in garden in spring or autumn.
Sow on surface of good quality seed raising mix. Press gently into surface. Don’t cover as light is needed for germination. Keep moist in a warm, well-lit position. 20°C approx. is optimum for rapid germination. Seedlings emerge in approx. 14-21 days.
SEED COUNT: 15 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).
GROWING: Globularia trichosantha
– Height with flowers: 50cm approx.
– Width: 40cm approx.
– Position: Full Sun, Partial Shade.
– Soil: Prefers Rich and Well Drained soil but will tolerate a range of soil conditions.
– Frost: Hardy
– Growth: Evergreen Perennial
– Attracts: Bees, butterflies and other beneficial pollinators, mainly because of it’s bright blooms.
– Care: Cut back spent flowers to promote further growth but generally easy and low maintenance.
– Deer & Rabbit resistant: Generally resistant to deer because of its low habit. Although rabbits might have a bit of a bite on the evergreen foliage, it would mainly occur when there isn’t other lush growth around to eat, such as during winter. But there are few reports of rabbits, or any pests for that matter, ruining this beauty.
– Origin: A native wildflower from the Balkan region of Eastern Europe, so very well adjusted to extremes of climate and conditions.