Globularia bisnagarica
Common Name: globularia 
Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Plantaginaceae
Native Range: Europe, Kazakhstan
Zone: 5 to 7
Height: 0.75 to 1.00 feet
Spread: 0.25 to 0.50 feet
Bloom Time: May to July
Bloom Description: Blue
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flower: Showy


Winter hardy to USDA Zones 5-7 where it is easily grown in moist but well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates some drought. Prefers gritty soils with sharp drainage.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Globularia bisnagarica, known as common ball flower or globe daisy, is an herbaceous perennial that typically grows to 12” tall and 4-6” wide. It is native to central and southern Europe. Tiny 2-lipped blue flowers in spherical heads bloom from May to early July singly atop minimally-leaved flower stalks. Basal leaves are leathery, elliptic, dark green and long-stalked. Stem leaves are sessile.

Some authorities consider this plant to be a synonym of Globularia vulgaris.

Genus name comes from Latin globosus meaning round or spherical.


No serious insect or disease problems.


Rock gardens.