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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 8 to 10 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 16 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Summer
Inflorescence Height: 8 to 10 inches
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Location: in my garden in Oklahoma CityDate: 06-15-2020Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue'
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Location: Gorham MaineDate: 2016-07-25
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Location: Ann Arbor, MichiganDate: 2020-07-11Balloon flowers, cottage garden style (Platycodon grandiflorus 'A
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Location: Mid Columbia GardensDate: 2011-08-11
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Date: 2011-06-22Courtesy Outsidepride
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Location: in my garden in Oklahoma CityDate: 06-15-2020Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue'
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Location: in my garden in Oklahoma CityDate: 06-15-2020Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue'
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