Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue' (25) BR Plants
Common Name: Balloon Flower.
Zones 3 to 8.
Full sun to part shade.
Plants reach 6 to 8 inches tall and 12 inches wide.
Growth rate: Moderate, herbaceous clump-forming perennial.
Blossoms swell into balloon-like buds, before they burst open into beautiful blue, dwarf bell-shaped flowers. 'Sentimental Blue' is an excellent low-growing border or rock garden plant. It is a prolific bloomer that is pest and disease free. Deadheading generally prolongs the bloom period.
Platycodons are easy, trouble-free perennials that thrive average, medium, well-drained soil. 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. Division and transplanting are possible but tricky because of the fragile, fleshy root systems of these plants, and it is probably best to leave plants undisturbed once established. Cut the whole plant back after the first hard frost.
Attributes: flower borders, containers, cut flowers, mass plantings. Deer resistant.
Mature field grown plant shipped bare root.