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Balloon Flower Astra Double White

No longer available this season.
White, cushion-shaped buds open into double, white, bell-shaped flowers. Brighten up your summer perennial planting with this beauty. (Platycodon grandiflorus)
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Botanical Name
Platycodon grandiflorus Astra Double White
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Well Draining, Average
Mature Height
8-10" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


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.