Purple balloon flower picture
This purple balloon flower picture ( also called Chinese Bellflower) came from our garden. We actually have two varieties of balloon flowers: Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue' and Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue' These plants produce beautiful lavender blue blooms and if
you look real close in the center of the bloom it
looks like a star sapphire. The balloon flower gets
it's name from the buds you see in the back of the
picture , they puff up and look like small balloons
before they open.
This plant does best in full sun to part sun and likes slightly acidic soil. Transplanting or dividing of the balloon flower is not recommended because they grow with a tap root that grows straight down and deep, making it difficult to move without damaging the roots. This plant also comes in blue, pink and white making for a variety of color combinations.
|Plant Type - Perennial||Light - Full sun to part sun|
|Zones - 3 to 8||Size - 6" to 48" high - up to 3' wide|
|Bloom time - Summer||Tips - Grows fast and emove spent blooms|