Shell Pink Balloon Flower

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AM014526

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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)
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Good For Cut Flowers
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Plants For Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size18-24" tall , 12-18" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
SizeBag of 3
SKUAM014526

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
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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SKUAM014526
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Common Name
Shell Pink Balloon Flower
Botanical Name
Platycodon grandiflorus Shell Pink
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Pink
Flower Size
1-2" flowers
Mature Height
18-24" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Growth Rate
Slow
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
Foliage
Dark green leaves.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Good For Cut Flowers, Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant, Plants For Small Spaces
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Some parts poisonous if ingested.
Item Unit
Root
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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