Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue'

Balloon Flower


  • Herbaceous perennial
  • Interesting balloon-like buds
  • Blue bell-shaped flowers
  • Excellent low-growing border or rock garden plant
Height: 6-12 in
Spread: 12-18 in
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8


Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Platycodons are easy, trouble-free perennials that thrive in almost any soil as long as it is well-drained. They can easily adapt to grow in either full sun or part shade. Be patient in the spring, as this genus is slow to emerge. Cut the whole plant back after the first hard frost.



Characteristics & Attributes for Balloon Flower:

Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Container
Container
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Rock Garden
Rock Garden
Great Foliage
Great Foliage
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Dry Soil
Dry Soil
Average Water
Average Water


Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Foliage Color:

  • Green

Habit:

  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer