Platycodon grandiflorus Astra Pink

Balloon Flower

$14.95 ea. (3+ discount) $14.50 ea.

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Plant Code: PLAP

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Raspberry pink veins radiate like the sunís rays into each petal of the soft pink 3Ē bells. Superior branching and compact habit are perfect for containers and rock gardens. Flower buds expand like balloons before bursting open into five-pointed, star-shaped flowers. Slow to emerge in spring but worth the wait. Platycodon is a reliable bloomer that is long lived and rarely needs dividing.


Type: Perennials
Height: Short 8-10"
Spacing: Plant 6-8" apart
Bloom Time: Early Summer to Late Summer
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 3-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: Pink
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • OK in Containers

Platycodon General Information

Platycodon are care-free, long lived and very easy to grow. Avoid too moist (wet feet). Tolerant of neglect. Good for the Rock garden, border or as a ground cover. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Platycodon Plant Care

Prefers highly organic, moist but well-drained soil. Plants are slow to establish, but long lived once mature. Plants can be cut back by half in late May/Early June to promote bushiness and compact habit. Dislikes being divided or transplanted due to long taproot. Remove dead stems after leaves drop in fall and cut back to 6". Benefits from watering during dry spells.