Perennials forum: Perennial Plant of the Week: Balloon Flower

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 27, 2012 4:33 PM CST
Platycodon grandiflorus


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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Feb 28, 2012 12:13 PM CST
If you grow this in your garden ,it is best to mark it because it is very late to emerge and you do not want to plant on top of it. Smiling
It comes in three colors that I know of , single and double blooms, short 6'' to tall 30+''
If you don't have one you should Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 28, 2012 12:25 PM CST
Thanks for that excellent input, Cinda. Thumbs up

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Feb 28, 2012 1:15 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
I like having a plant of the week maybe we will discover something new for our gardens.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 28, 2012 1:59 PM CST
We might have to make that more than one plant of the week. I love discovering new things. Thumbs up
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Feb 28, 2012 2:53 PM CST
Maybe call it perennial feature then have each plant have its own thread with a bit of info and questions could be answered? But of course it couldn't be a sticky?
Just thinking out loud Whistling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 28, 2012 3:15 PM CST
That's a thought.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Mar 14, 2012 5:03 AM CST
SongofJoy said:Platycodon grandiflorus


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(photo from the ATP database courtesy of jmorth)


JM always has such beautiful flowers, I am soooooo jealous. He takes some good pictures too, great photographer.

What is the Perennial plant for this week? Thumbs up
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Mar 14, 2012 5:46 AM CST
it's the ever-popular late-blooming Toobusyalis. (I just made that up) Green Grin! I have been so busy I haven't gotten around to it. But I will.


The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Mar 14, 2012 6:24 AM CST
Thank you Tee. Green Grin!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Mar 14, 2012 6:26 AM CST
Green Grin!
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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