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Platycodon grandiflorus pink
Platycodon grandiflorus pink
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Platycodon grandiflorus pink

Balloon Flower

USDA Zone: 3-9

Plant number: 1.425.040

Balloon Flowers are summer-blooming cousins to the more familiar Bellflowers. This forms an upright mound of green foliage, bearing inflated buds that pop open into star-shaped soft-pink blossoms. Nice addition to the border, or in mixed containers. Especially good for cutting. Because they come up very late in the spring, consider planting tulips or daffodils beside the clump to mark the location. Division is seldom necessary, and not always very successful because of the carrot-like root. Long-lived, but dislikes being moved once established. Deadhead individual flowers to prolong blooming. The dried stems and seedpods remain attractive through late autumn and into the winter.

Further details for
Platycodon grandiflorus pink

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Light Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
   45-60 cm
   18-23 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.