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Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower

SKU: AM014506
per Bag of 3
Shipping begins the week of March 18th, 2024
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)
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Botanical Name
Platycodon grandiflorus Sentimental Blue
Deer Resistant, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
6-12" 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.