Balloon Flower (Platycodon)
Balloon Flower Plant FeaturesThe pure blue flowers of balloon flower are a welcome sight in the late summer. This easy-care perennial gets its common name from its balloon-like buds that swell up just before they open. Balloon flower grows 12 to 20 inches high and looks great in rock gardens, mixed borders, or cutting gardens. Besides blue, balloon flower is also available in white and pink varieties. Once established, balloon flower is a long-lived, deer-resistant perennial that you can rely on for many years. Hardy from zones 3-8.
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Balloon Flower Growing InstructionsPlant balloon flower in a sunny or partially sunny location. The plants like a rich, well drained soil that doesn't remain mucky after storms. If you need to transplant balloon flower do it while the plants are young. Balloon flower develops a long taproot making it difficult to move once it matures.
Balloon Flower is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Medium water needs
Outside: Part sun
Super-easy to grow
Complement your Balloon FlowerBlack-Eyed Susan
Black Eyed Susan and Balloon Flower are a pretty combination.
The blue blooms of Balloon Flower are especially stunning when paired with the chartreuse foliage of Creeping Jenny.
Coneflower and Balloon Flower bloom well together in the late summer.