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Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Florist Pink’
Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Florist Pink’
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Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Florist Pink’

Balloon Flower

USDA Zone: 4-9

Plant number: 1.425.410

Balloon Flowers are summer-blooming cousins to the more familiar Bellflowers. This selection forms a compact mound of green foliage, bearing inflated buds that open into star-shaped, single, pink blossoms. Remove faded blooms to encourage fresh buds to form. 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.

Further details for
Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Florist 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
  Deep Pink
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Summer
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
   70-80 cm
   27-31 inches
   40-45 cm
   16-18 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate