Platycodon Mariesii

Balloon Flower
$16.95 ea.
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Easy to Grow and Maintain
Many spikes of large deep blue 'balloons' first inflate and then burst open to bell shaped blossoms. Foliage is deep green and tidy. Slow to emerge in spring but worth the wait. Platycodon is a reliable bloomer that is long lived and rarely needs dividing.

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Code PLMA
Patent
Plant Type Perennials
Species grandiflorus
Height Medium 18-36"
Spacing Plant 16" apart
Bloom Time Mid-Summer to Late Summer
Sun / Shade Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones
3-9
Soil Type Normal, Acidic
Water Needs Medium
Sold In Plantable Pots

Special Features

  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Good for Cut Flowers

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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.