Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Semi-double Lavender'
More About Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Semi-double Lavender'
- Balloon-like buds form on compact foliage
- Buds open to lavender-blue, upward-facing, bell-shaped flowers
- Ovate, dark green leaves
- Plant is late to emerge in the spring
- Bloom Time: early July to August
- Flower Size: 6 cm across
The common name "balloon flower" refers to the buds, which swell like balloons before opening.
Balloon Flower Growing and Maintenance Tips
Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Not easily transplanted once established. It is late to emerge in spring, so it is important to mark the crown areas to avoid damage during early cultivation. Remove spent flowers to prolong bloom time or prune back after flowering to maintain shape.
Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Semi-double Lavender' Characteristics
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
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