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Balloon Flower Shell Pink

This low-growing beauty has pale pink, balloon-shaped buds that open into star-shaped flowers. Plant it alongside its white and blue kin. (Platycodon grandiflorus)

Item Size

Bag of 3
Bag of 3

Price: $12.95

Sale: $6.48

$2.16 Per Root
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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 18-24" 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 3PLAT3
Common Name Balloon Flower
Botanical Name Platycodon grandiflorus
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Estimated Mature Height 18-24" 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 Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

    Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

  • Painted Daisy Robinson's Giant

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  • Garden Gloves

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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.
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

    Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

  • Painted Daisy Robinson's Giant

    Painted Daisy Robinson's Giant

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

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5.0

THIS WS ONE OF THE PRETTIEST FLOWERS ~A+

By BOBBIE

from GEORGIA

About Me Getting Started

Pros

  • Fragrant
  • Pest Resistant
  • Vivid Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about American Meadows Balloon Flower Shell Pink - Root:

      I JUST STARTED USING YOUR PRODUCTS THIS YEAR AND WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THEM

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Unique, Hard to Find Beauty

      By lg

      from Five Points, AL

      About Me Master Gardener

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Good packing
      • Good root size
      • Hardy
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Containers
        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Balloon Flower Shell Pink - Root:

        The roots are very good. This is a difficult to find variety and I was thrilled to find it at American Meadows. It will be lovely with my blue varieties.

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        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
        • Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

          Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

        • Painted Daisy Robinson's Giant

          Painted Daisy Robinson's Giant

        • Garden Gloves

          Garden Gloves

        Shipping

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

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        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

        Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
        • Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

          Black Eyed Susan Goldsturm

        • Painted Daisy Robinson's Giant

          Painted Daisy Robinson's Giant

        • Garden Gloves

          Garden Gloves

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