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Platycodon grandiflorus

Common Name(s):
Balloon flower
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

Balloon flower gets its common name from the unopened flower buds which resemble hot air balloons. Children love to grow this plant for the balloon-like buds which pop when squeezed. The name "Platycodon" means "flat bell", which aptly describes the opened flowers.

Season:
Late spring to summer
Height:
12-36 in.
Flower Color:
Blue, white
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8
Propagation:
Seed, division in spring
Exposure:
Full sun to partial shade
Soil:
Well-drained, slightly acidic soil
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
Asia
Tags:
sun, summer, blue, white, perennial, partial shade, spring

NCCES plant id: 762

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