The Blue Puff Globe Daisy, otherwise known as the Globularia Cordifolia or Witch Hazel ‘Aphrodite’, Chinese Witch Hazel ‘Aphrodite’, is a rather well known shrub plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its low maintenance and moderate growth, this shrub will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
Fortunately, taking care of your Blue Puff Globe Daisy is not too difficult – as long as you follow our guidelines in this Blue Puff Globe Daisy Care Guide. Now let’s get started.
In order to take proper care of your Blue Puff Globe Daisy you’ll need to keep in mind the following guidelines:
- Water: The Blue Puff Globe Daisy needs evenly spread moist soil – try to avoid letting the soil dry out.
- Light: Keep your Globularia Cordifolia in an environment where it can receive partial to full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Blue Puff Globe Daisy in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of sand, loam, and clay.
And that’s practically it! If you keep these three factors in check, your Blue Puff Globe Daisy will likely have all it needs for it to survive and even thrive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Blue Puff Globe Daisy belongs to the Hamamelidaceae family, and the genus Hamamelis, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Globularia Cordifolia (glob-yoo-LAR-ee-uh kor-dih-FOH-lee-uh).
As with other Hamamelis’s, the Blue Puff Globe Daisy is a herbaceous plant, which means it will die back to the ground every year.
As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your Blue Puff Globe Daisy is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.
With this in mind, the Globularia Cordifolia will be most used to the heat zones in the 1 – 9 region, as the plant hardiness level falls between 4a, 4b, 5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a and the ideal climate zone is between 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Blue Puff Globe Daisy is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But what exactly does this mean for your Blue Puff Globe Daisy? How large a pot should you consider, how tall, how wide can it get? Let’s jump in…
The Globularia Cordifolia can grow up to 6′ – 10′ (180cm – 3m) in 6′ – 10′ (180cm – 3m) and 8′ – 12′ (240cm – 3.6m) in 8′ – 12′ (240cm – 3.6m).
These dimensions make the Blue Puff Globe Daisy a relatively large shrub compared to others, so it’s best to keep this fact in mind since it will affect where you want to keep yours at home.
This is why experts recommend keeping an area of approximately 144″ (360cm) free so the Blue Puff Globe Daisy can spread to its best extent.
In terms of watering, the Blue Puff Globe Daisy is a fairly complicated plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a not so straightforward watering schedule and somewhat irregular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Globularia Cordifolia needs evenly spread moist soil – try to avoid letting the soil dry out.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Blue Puff Globe Daisy in soil with moist but well-draining to well draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
When you consider this, this is why you should aim to choose soil that has good drainage, and occasionally wet properties to keep the right moisture levels at all times.
But, if you want a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution to watering your Blue Puff Globe Daisy then you should consider the famous ‘finger’ test. To perform this test, you just need to put your finger in your plant’s soil and determine if it’s moist or not. If it is, then don’t water; if it isn’t, then please do. In any case, this test will allow you to know if your Blue Puff Globe Daisy needs or does not need water, every time.
As mentioned earlier, the Blue Puff Globe Daisy prefers to have soil with good drainage, and occasionally wet properties at all times, reason why you need to make the soil mix out of sand, loam, and clay.
This is why most experts agree that the Blue Puff Globe Daisy requires soil with high organic matter, which will give you the right conditions it needs.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably neutral to acid soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Blue Puff Globe Daisy requires partial to full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this shrub will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Globularia Cordifolia in little to partial shade (only 2-6 hours of direct sunlight a day), to full and direct sun (more 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being a herbaceous plant, the Blue Puff Globe Daisy will die back to the ground every year.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (early), and during the winter.
You can expect your Blue Puff Globe Daisy to flower around the winter months from January to March (winter).
In particular, this shrub is well known for its showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Blue Puff Globe Daisy produces some beautiful blue, or orange, brown/coppergold/yellow, and red/burgundy flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Blue Puff Globe Daisy have a beautiful green color during most of the year.
In particular, they have a simple arrangement with a alternate organization in its leaves.
You can expect the leaves from your Globularia Cordifolia to be around (3-6 inches) in size.
Attracts, Tolerance and Resistance
The Blue Puff Globe Daisy is well known for its tolerance to clay soil, and animals like deer, so don’t worry if any of these come along, your Globularia Cordifolia will be fine.
How should you then organize your garden to include your new Blue Puff Globe Daisy? Here are some recommendations by expert gardeners.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of prairie and meadow, informal and cottage, and in traditional garden styles.
In particular, the Blue Puff Globe Daisy’s best location within your garden is in hedges and screens, others use it for landscaping in a rock garden,
And we’ve come to an end. Fortunately, that’s everything you need to know about your Blue Puff Globe Daisy to keep it safe and sound in your garden or home. Enjoy planting!