Balloon Flower

‘Astra Bouble Blue’

Native to East Asia the Balloon Flower is striking with it’s beautiful, bright hues and a spherical flower bud that unfurls into a stunning star.  A late bloomer in your flower garden, this cousin to the Bellflower doesn’t like to be distrubed so it shouldn’t be divided.  Also known as the Chinese Bellflower, children love this plant as they can ‘pop’ the balloon to open the flowers.

Ballon Flower

Platycodon grandiflorus

  • Light Exposure: Sun-partial shade
  • Soil Type: Slightly acidic, well draining
  • Height: 1-3′
  • Width: 1′
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring to Summer
  • Bloom Colour: Blue, white, pink
  • Foliage Colour: Blue/green
  • Pests and Disease: Trouble free
  • Landscape Uses: Beds, borders
  • Special Features: Attractive foliage, cut and dried flowers, attracts butterflies
  • Zone: 4-9

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