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Platycodon grandiflorus

Balloon Flower
Perennials
Classification Scientific Name: Platycodon grandiflorus
  Common Name: Balloon Flower
  Family: Campanulaceae
  Location Index: HG14
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

cutflowers
     
Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: upright

rounded

spreading
  Height: 1 - 2 feet
  Spread: 1 - 4 feet
  Bloom Period: spring

summer
  Flower Color: white, pink, blue, violet
  Flower: 3" terminal, cup-shaped flowers

buds swell (balloon) up prior to opening
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: sharply serrated, green to dark green leaves which vary from whorled to opposite from the stem bases to ends
     
Environment USDA Zone: zones 4 - 8
  Native Range: East Asia
  Sun Requirement: light shade

full sun
  Water Requirement: medium
  Soil: well-drained

low pH

moist
  Heat Tolerance: medium
     
Care Maintenance: deadhead to promote return blooms
  Liabilities: humidity

root rot
  Propagation: seed
Platycodon grandiflorus

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