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Globularia vulgaris is a Evergreen Perennial up to 0.20 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Western Europe in Sweden, France and Spain.
Dry calcareous soils[
Requires a gritty well-drained circumneutral or slightly alkaline soil in full sun[
]. Grows well in a dry sunny position in the rock garden[
The leaves are antirheumatic, laxative and stimulant[
]. The plant is a mild laxative, but it also has a beneficial effect on the stomach and is therefore preferable to many other laxatives[
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe[
]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
Cuttings of semi-ripe wood, early summer/July in a cold frame[