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Shell Pink Balloon Flower

SKU: AM014526
per Bag of 3
No longer available this season.
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)
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Botanical Name
Platycodon grandiflorus Shell Pink
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Deer Resistant, Cut Flowers, Small Spaces, Rock Gardens
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
18-24" tall
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.