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Type: Perennial
Seed #: 227
Common Name: Balloon Flower
Latin Name: Platycodon grandiflorum
Variety: Fuji Blue
Colour: Blue
Temperature: 18C - 22C (64F - 72F) (Zone 3)
Zone: 3
Blooms: July to August
Site: Full Sun or Part Shade
Height: 20cm - 30cm (8" - 12")
Spread: 10cm - 20cm (4" - 8")
Seeds per pack: 35
Price: $4.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently. This plant produces amazing cutflower.
Attracts
Butterflies
Great
Cutflower



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Balloon Flower


Notes: Excellent for use in beds, borders, rock gardens and containers. Dwarf plants produce hot air balloon shaped flower pods that puff up before bursting open to a star shaped purple blue flower, with dark veining. Easy to grow and makes a great conversation plant.


Instructions: No cover. Needs light to germinate in 10 to 15 days. Once the seed is germinated be patient as balloon flower usually doesn't start growing until late in the spring.


Habitat: Plant Balloon flower in full sun in well-drained soil. It's important that when you transplant Balloon flower that you place the plants no deeper than they were in their germination containers. Platycodon grandiflorum also benefit from mulching around the base to conserve water and protect the roots from the hot summer sun.


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Evening Primrose - Native to Eastern North America this easy growing plant has yellow, slightly phosphorescent flowers with a modest lemon scent that open in the evenings.All parts of this plant are edible; flowers as a salad garnish, leaves cooked as greens and the roots boiled like potatoes. Provides flowers from summer to frost.   Crocosmia - Striking red flowers on gracefully arched stems that rise above sword shaped leaves. An absolute magnet for Hummingbirds. Crocosmia is a drought tolerant, deer resistant, corm forming plant for beds, borders and under roof eaves.Great addition to any cut-flower garden.   Snow in Summer - Hardy, dwarf ,trailing and drought tolerant plants with silvery foliage, covered in a blanket of white blossoms. Great for rock gardens and walls. Early bloomer. Sheer spent flowers to promote further blooms.
Evening Primrose   Crocosmia   Snow in Summer
(Oenothera biennis)   (crocosmia aure)   (Cerastium tomentosum)

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