Platycodon Astra Double Blue
Platycodon Astra Double Blue photo courtesy of Walters Gardens

Balloon Flower

Balloon like buds burst open into semi-double, bell-shaped periwinkle blue flowers, which measure a full 7.5 cms across. Exceptional branching and thick flower petals make for long-lasting bloom. At just 20 cm (8”) in height it is suitable as an edger or for a rockery.

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grow Platycodon in average well drained soil in sun to partial sun. It is tap rooted so it resents disturbance and is difficult to divide.

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