Balloon Flower Astra Double White

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White, cushion-shaped buds open into double, white, bell-shaped flowers. Brighten up your summer perennial planting with this beauty. (Platycodon grandiflorus)

Zones 3 - 8
Advantages
Groundcover
Groundcover
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 8-10" tall, 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Bag of 3
SKU 6PLAT3
Easy-to-grow Balloon Flowers were one of grandmothers favorites. The Platycodons have been around forever, and some of their biggest fans are children. They love to watch the balloons form (the buds) and then swell each day until suddenly, one special day, the pop open. These beautiful old-fashioned flowers are lovely in the garden and fine in the vase.
SKU 6PLAT3
Common Name Balloon Flower
Botanical Name Platycodon grandiflorus Astra Double White
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 8-10" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 12-18" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Groundcover
Ships to Canada No

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American MeadowsBalloon Flower Astra Double White
 
3.8

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1.0

Wrong shipment

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from Hendersonville, NC

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        Comments about American Meadows Balloon Flower Astra Double White:

        Actually, my double whites turned out to be blue and NOT double. I'm now overloaded with blue. Would appreciate a replacement. Big disappointment.
        John Mazurowski.

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        4.0

        Florida summer proved too much.

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        from Newbury Park California

        Comments about American Meadows Balloon Flower Astra Double White:

        Gift for my Dad. Plants started out great, but the way too hot summer in Florida proved too much. Not the product, just mother nature.

         
        5.0

        very nice

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        from Youngstown, NY

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        • BEAUTIFUL

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          • A must have

          Comments about American Meadows Balloon Flower Astra Double White:

          you can't go wrong with this Astra.
          buy at least two.

           
          5.0

          Fast starter, beautiful flowers

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          from St. Paul, MN

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          Pros

          • Classic white
          • Emerges quickly

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              Comments about American Meadows Balloon Flower Astra Double White:

              I planted these and the blue variety at the same time. The white emerged faster and flowered earlier and longer than the blue variety. I also ordered 6 and all 6 not only grew quite well for their first year, but produced numerous flowers. I planted mine in a mulched, full sun bed. It is a taller variety than other balloon flowers I own and after a little while the stems would fall (think Anabelle hydrangea) which makes it great for mixing with denser plants that are around 6-10" tall.

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