Exposure
Sun
Part sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Wet
Growth Rate in the Garden
Slow
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Bloom Color
Blue
Attributes
Rock Garden
Easy to Grow
Container
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Riverbend Nursery (AKW)

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue'

Balloon Flower

Platycodon 'Astra Blue' is a dwarf perennial that grows in a small, compact habit with deep blue, star-shaped blooms.

Height:

8-10 in

Bloom Time:

Summer

Bloom Color:

Deep 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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