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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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Lychnis - This perennial forms dense clumps of silver-white  foliage and multi-branched, gray green stems and produces masses of deep to moderate pink blooms for much of the summer.They are very drought tolerant, and are known to be deer resistant.   Dianthus - Easy to grow, clump forming growth habit and wonderful clove like scent makes it a great long-lasting, elegant cut flower or filler for table size bouquets. Perfect for beds and borders. Attracts butterflies.   Wallflower - Scented goddess. The perfect border plant that is great in beds. This early, lengthy bloomer provides masses of sweetly scented flowers in marbled  and solid colours. Plant in a sunny, open position in well drained fertile soil. Cut back after blooming leaving  only a few leaves on each stem. Spectacular cut-flower. The incredible aroma easily fills a room. Very easy to grow and deer resistant. Great early Spring scent and colour. Will bloom early as  February in warm climates.
Lychnis   Dianthus   Wallflower
(Lychnis coronaria)   (dianthus deltoides)   (Erysimum cheiri )

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