Flowers & Ground Cover

Balloon Flower, White (Platycodon Grandiflorus) - 50 Seeds

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Balloon Flower (Platycodon Grandiflorus) - 50 Seeds

•Non-GMO
•American grown seeds
•Bee Friendly
•Butterfly Friendly
•Hummingbird Friendly
•USDA Zones: 4-9

Description:
Balloon flower, Platycodon grandiflorus, is a native of the Russian Far East, China, Japan, and Korea that has become a garden sensation in the United States. A member of the Campanulaceae family that includes bellflower and lobelia, its common name derives from the puffy balloon-like buds that burst open into starry bell-like blossoms. Although P. grandiflorus is not a native blue flower, its hardy, disease-resistant nature and vibrant perennial blossoms have made it a jewel of American gardens.

Planting Instructions:
Sow Balloon Flower seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before last frost, and transplant outside. This flower seed requires sunlight to germinate, so do not cover the flower seed with soil. Just lightly pat them into the soil so good contact is made and water lightly. You can also sow the flower seed directly outdoors after the last frost. Platycodon seed is one of the last perennials to come up in the spring.

Season: Perennial
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Temperature: 65 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover
Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 10 inches