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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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Foxglove Mix - This variety produces spires of white and pink tubular florets with vividly speckled throats. Flowers 1st year from early sowing fall sowing. Plants are hardy biennials. Useful in a wildflower garden as it self-sows easily. Ancients founded the medicinal uses that are still used today in the treatment of heart problems. Hummingbirds love the early and late blooms. Cut flowering stems down to the ground to encourage second spikes.   Hollyhock - This biennial beauty shares a stunning mix of tall flowers that create a stunning backdrop for any space. Blooming in late June on. Excellent cut flower. Great for the back of borders & beds. Appreciates wind protection.   Delphinium Mixed Colors - This mix is full of deep and pastel colour. Cut the flowers to encourage more blooms. Hummingbirds and Bees love the rich colour and nectar of these show stoppers. Delphinium makes a stunning statement in any garden or bouquet.
Foxglove Mix   Hollyhock   Delphinium Mixed Colors
(Digitalis )   (alcea)   (Delphinium elatum)

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