Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue') in the Platycodons Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 6-8 inches
Plant Spread: 8-12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: Under 1"
1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon

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Comments:
Posted by mcash70 (Near Kamloops, BC, Canada - Zone 3a) on Jan 25, 2012 5:20 PM

Balloon flowers are summer flowering cousins to the more familiar Bellflowers. Plants form a mound of green foliage, bearing inflated buds that open into star-shaped blue blossoms. This dwarf selection is great for edging the border, rock gardens or in mixed containers. Nice for cutting. Plants are later to come up in the spring.
Plant in average well drained soil. Water well until plants are established.

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