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Balloon Flower

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Balloon Flower

Platycodon grandiflorus

Best grown in light, medium moisture, organically rich, well-drained loams in full sun to part shade. Avoid wet or poorly-drained soils. Plants are easily grown from seed. Division and transplanting are possible but tricky because of the fragile, fleshy root systems of these plants, and it is probably best to leave plants undisturbed once established. Deadheading spent flowers generally prolongs the bloom period.  

Growing Conditions

Height 12 to 18 inches
Light Requirements Full sun part shade
Bloom time June to August
Zone 3 to 8

Additional Info

Root rot may occur in overly moist soils

Watch for slugs and snails


All info from Missouri Botanical Garden