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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fuji Blue'

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fuji Blue' - Balloon Flower - Photo courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

More About Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fuji Blue'

  • Compact, dwarf, clumping habit
  • Bell-shaped flowers have five pointed lobes
  • Blue flowers form in small clusters
  • Narrow, dark green leaves
  • Plant is late to emerge in the spring
  • Bloom Time: Early July to August
  • Flower Height: 45 cm
  • Foliage Height: 20 cm
  • Flower Size: 6 cm

Interesting Notes:

The common name "balloon flower" refers to the buds, which swell like balloons before opening. 

Zone:

3

Height:

15-20 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Blue
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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 'Fuji Blue' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Compact
Dwarf
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging