Platycodon grandiflorus /Balloon Flower

Platycodon grandiflorus   / Platycodon grandiflorus
Bell-shaped flowers
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Bell-shaped flowers

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Scientific Name: Platycodon grandiflorus
Common Name: Balloon Flower
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Poor
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This clump forming perennial dies down in winter and returns in spring. Leave some of the previous years stems so they can be located and not damaged when spring gardening activity begins. Upward facing flower buds expand like a hot air balloon prior to opening and thus its name "Balloon Flower."