Balloon Flower

Platycodon grandiflorus - botanical name

Platycodon grandiflorus

Evergreen neat clump forming perennial (0.5m x 0.4m) from China and Japan. Narrow silvery green leaves on slender weak stems. Large balloon buds opening to lilac or purple bell shaped flowers in summer. Useful for colour in the perennial garden or fill-in between shrubs. Prefers fertile moist soil. Frost tolerant. Drought sensitive.

  • Plant type
    Perennial
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Full sun
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost hardy
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand, Loam, Clay
  • Water rating
    Medium
  • Plant origin
    Non indigenous (China and Japan)
  • Scale
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