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Platycodon - Balloon Flowers

Grown for their pretty flowers, Platycodon (Balloon Flowers) are herbaceous perennials boasting star-shaped, blue, pink or white flowers which open from large, balloon-shaped buds in summer. Blooming for 2 months or more if the spent blossoms are removed, Balloon Flowers are attractive, easy to grow and pest free. They are charming in the perennial border and lovely in floral arrangements.

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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Double Blue' (Balloon Flower)

Vigorous and floriferous, Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Double Blue' (Balloon Flower) is a dwarf herbaceous perennial which produces an abundance of fully double, bell-shaped, periwinkle blue flowers, up to 3 in. across (7 cm). Resembling bellflowers (Campanula), they open from large, plump, balloon-like buds which almost beg to be popped.

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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Pink' (Balloon Flower)

Vigorous and floriferous, Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Pink' (Balloon Flower) is a dwarf herbaceous perennial which produces an abundance of bell-shaped, flaring, pale pink flowers, up to 3 in. across (7 cm), adorned with 5 broad, pointed lobes that form a star shape. Resembling bellflowers (Campanula), they open from large, plump, balloon-like buds which almost beg to be popped.

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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Double Blue' (Balloon Flower)

Vigorous and floriferous, Platycodon grandiflorus 'Double Blue' (Balloon Flower) is a compact herbaceous perennial which produces an abundance of fully double, bell-shaped, violet-blue flowers, up to 3 in. across (7 cm). Resembling bellflowers (Campanula), they open from large, plump, balloon-like buds which almost beg to be popped.

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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fuji Blue' (Balloon Flower)

Vigorous and floriferous, Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fuji Blue' (Balloon Flower) is a compact herbaceous perennial which produces an abundance of bell-shaped, flaring, deep blue flowers, up to 2.5 in. across (6 cm), adorned with 5 broad, pointed lobes that form a star shape. Resembling bellflowers (Campanula), they open from large, plump, balloon-like buds which almost beg to be popped.

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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue' (Balloon Flower)

Vigorous and floriferous, Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue' (Balloon Flower) is a dwarf herbaceous perennial which produces an abundance of bell-shaped, flaring, vibrant blue flowers, up to 3 in. across (7 cm), adorned with 5 broad, pointed lobes that form a star shape. Resembling bellflowers (Campanula), they open from large, plump, balloon-like buds which almost beg to be popped.

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Platycodon grandiflorus (Balloon Flower)

Widely popular among gardeners, Platycodon grandiflorus (Balloon Flower) is a compact herbaceous perennial with bell-shaped, flaring, violet-blue flowers, up to 2-3 in. across (5-7 cm), adorned with 5 broad, pointed lobes that form a star shape. Resembling bellflowers (Campanula), they open from large, plump, balloon-like buds which almost beg to be popped.

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