Balloon Flower, Platycodon grandiflorus, 4in potted plants, Organic, GMO Free
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Name: Balloon Flower
Scientific Name: Platycodon grandiflorus
Parentage: Pegasus x Orange Bowl
Herbaceous perennial with dark green leaves and blue flowers in late summer. A notable feature of the plant is the flower bud, which swells like a balloon before fully opening The five petals are fused together into a bell shape at the base, like its relatives, the campanulas. There are varieties with white, pink, and purple blooms in cultivation.
Origination: East Asia
Recommended Uses: Ornamental
Height: 1-2 Feet tall (Dwarf varieties get no taller than 1 foot)
Hardiness: zones: The purple-blue varieties are the most commonly grown, but it also comes in white and shades of pink. 3-9
Flower Color: Purple-blue varieties are the most commonly grown, but it also comes in white and shades of pink.
Other Names: Chinese Bellflower, Japanese Bellflower
Balloon flowers thrive in full sun, however, they will be fine in partial shade, especially if the shade comes later in the day.
Once established, balloon flowers won’t need a lot of watering. They can handle short periods of drought.