Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fuji Blue' (25) Bare Root Plants
Common Name: Balloon Flower.
Blossoms swell into balloon-like buds, before they burst open into vibrant violet-blue, 2-2.5-inch, bell-shaped flowers. 'Double Blue' is a very reliable bloomer that is pest and disease free. Deadheading generally prolongs the bloom period.
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. If you squeeze the buds, they making a popping sound, similar to a balloon popping.
Height: 20.0 Inches
Spread: 12.0-18.0 Inches
Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8
Flower Color: Blue shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun) - Part Shade (4-6 hrs. Direct Sun)
Low to Average Water Needs
Poor to Fertile Soil Quality
Growth Rate: Medium
Border Plant, Container, Cut Flower, Mass Planting