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Balloon Flower Astra Double Blue

This striking variety has golf ball-sized buds that burst open into beautiful double blue flowers. Add a dose of cool blue to your summer garden. (Platycodon grandiflorus)

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Size: 8-10" tall, 12-18" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 5PLATG
Common Name Balloon Flower
Botanical Name Platycodon grandiflorus Astra Double Blue
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Blue
Estimated 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
Special Groups N/A
Foliage Color Green
Evergreen N/A
Native N/A
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Borders, Groundcover, Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
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.
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Balloon Flower Astra Double Blue

By Diane

from Bethpage, NY

Pros

  • Have none

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Balloon Flower Astra Double Blue:

      Service was wonderful.....too bad the product wasn't

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Didn't have a chance.

      By bobbiekay

      from Newbury Park, California

      Comments about Balloon Flower Astra Double Blue:

      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. Plan on buying some for myself next year.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Not Fully Inflated

      By Rose of Sharon

      from Las Cruces, NM

      Pros

      • Blooms thruout season
      • Dainty blooms
      • Fragile looking plant

      Cons

      • Not bright color
      • Small blooms

      Best Uses

      • Maybe in containers
      • Midway in narrow border
      • Plant in clumps

      Comments about Balloon Flower Astra Double Blue:

      It is a nice plant but not very large and not very spectacular. It would do better set off in clumps to give it some wow power.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Nothing Yet

      By degger

      from Huntington Beach, CA

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Balloon Flower Astra Double Blue:

      A set of three bare root specimens received from American Meadows on 3/29/11 and planted within a couple days. This second attempt may again be a dead end given my Zone 10 vs. decribed Zone 3-8 application aspect.
      One initially placed at the right-front of the Rainbow's End mini-rose in the bedding area at the SW corner of the garage was relocated to behind the Camilla alstroemeria on 4/9/11.
      Nothing yet seen as of June 8 2011.

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      Shipping

      Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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