Exposure
Sun
Part sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Bloom Color
Blue
Attributes
Good Cut Flowers
Rock Garden
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
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Riverbend Nursery (AKW)

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue'

Balloon Flower

Highly ornamental buds resembling small balloons open to gorgeous blue, star-shaped flowers. Removing faded flowers will encourage new blooms. Low, mounded plants are ideal for rock gardens or a colorful display at garden's edge.

Height:

6 Inches

Spacing:

15" (38 cm)

Additional:

Prefers well-drained soil.

Hardiness Zone:

3-8

Bloom Color:

Blue.

Platycodon (plat-ee-koh'-don)

Family: Campanulaceae · Common Name: Balloon Flower

These easy-to-grow plants have unique, balloon-like, puffy flower buds that open into bell-like flowers in July and August. Prefers well-drained soil. Remove faded flowers to encourage new blooms. Plants are slow to emerge in spring.

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