Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower

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SKU
AM014506

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A magnet for birds, this old favorite is great for edging the border and using in rock gardens. Or, plant it in pots so you can enjoy those beautiful puffy blooms up close. (Platycodon grandiflorus)
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Good Rockgarden Or Alpine Plant
Plants For Small Spaces
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size6-12" tall , 12-18" wide
Bloom TimeMid to late summer
SizeBag of 3
SKUAM014506

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

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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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SKUAM014506
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Common Name
Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower
Botanical Name
Platycodon grandiflorus Sentimental Blue
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Purple
Flower Size
1-2" flowers
Mature Height
6-12" 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
Oval, dentate leaves.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Deer Resistant, 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.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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