Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue'

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  • Common Name: Balloon Flower
  • Plant Story:

    A dwarf herbaceous perennial, Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue' features big bell-shaped flowers with five pointed lobes. Called a balloon flower because its flower buds puff up like balloons before blooming.

  • Type: Perennial Herbaceous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Planting Zone: 3-8
  • Height: .25- .5 ft
  • Spread: .25-.5 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Rock gardens or border fronts
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:Root rot, slugs and snails
  • Form: Clump-forming
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Cut back 1/2 in May. Taller plants may need to be staked. Deadhead flowers for continuous bloom.


Balloon Flower - Additional Photos