From the locations of the websites that show photos of this species, I guess it is native to mountain ranges in western and central Europe. The leaves are spoon-shaped; the flowers look fluffier than other globularias I've grown, but in the same shade of lavender to powder-blue. Young plants aren't much to look at, going through a bit of an ugly duckling stage, but by year three they come into their own.
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list
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PlantLinks to other web pages about Globularia nudicaulis
- Seed from NARGS '07/'08 exchange. Baggy 70F (43%G, 5-13d)
- Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (15%G, 7-17d)
- Seed from NARGS '11/'12 exchange. Baggy 70F (38%G, 5-9d)
- Same seed as above, cold-stored through summer. Baggy 70F (10%G, 12d)
- Seed from '14 garden, cold-stored. Baggy 70F (52%G, 11-14d)
Definitely loses viability over the course of the first two years. Seedlings are often weak and stay small for a long time.
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June 02, 2015