Balloon Flower, Blue (Platycodon grandiflorus) - 50 Seeds
The eye-catching Balloon Flower, Platycodon grandiflorus, is a unique perennial that will add charm to any garden. Native to the Russian Far East, China, Japan, and Korea, this member of the Campanulaceae family has become a widely-recognized garden favorite in the United States. Its common name comes from its rounded buds that “puff up” with stored energy before suddenly bursting into starry bell-shaped flowers in shades of blue.
The hardy balloon flower is extremely disease-resistant and can recover quickly from even the harshest weather conditions. With proper care and fertile soil, it can produce brilliant blooms for up to two months in late summer and early fall. The long flowering period makes this stunning bloom not only a visual treat but also a great source of nectar for pollinators like bees and butterflies!
Gardeners will love growing this vigorous perennial as its vibrant blossoms create a lovely focal point set against green foliage. And with just moderate watering requirements making them low-maintenance plants, you won't have to worry about maintaining them all season long!
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 4-9
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.
Full sun to partial shade
Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Temperature: 65 - 70F
Depth: Surface sow. Do not cover
Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant
Plant Spacing: 10 inches
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