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Balloon Flower ‘Sentimental Blue’

Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Sentimental Blue’

Photo: Balloon Flower ‘Sentimental Blue’

General description

Balloon Flowers are summer-flowering cousins to the more familiar Bellflowers. Plants form a mound of green foliage, bearing inflated buds that open into star-shaped blue blossoms. This dwarf selection is great for edging the border, rock gardens or in mixed containers. Nice for cutting. Because they come up very late in the spring, consider planting tulips or daffodils beside the clump to mark the location.  To -40F.  Space 18".  Blooms early to late summer.

Maintenance

Division is seldom necessary, and not always very successful because of the carrot-like root.  Water weekly during dry spells.

Properties

Height
20 cm
Color
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Soil type
Clay
Loam
Sand
Sunlight
Full sun
Partial shade
PH
Acid
Alkaline
Neutral
Moisture
Poorly-drained
Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy