Astra Blue Balloon Flower. You won't believe how many flowers come from such a tiny plant! Balloon flower 'astra blue' genus.
Astra blue balloon flower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. This species is known as platycodon or chinese bellflower. This vigorous new dwarf variety has a compact form.
Additional Notes About Balloon Flower:
Tolerating all soil types except wet and soggy, platycodon double blue balloon flower will grow in poor to fertile soil that is well drained. Grandiflorus ‘fuji blue’ the flowers have a single row of deep blue petals, and measure between two and two and a half inches across. Indigenous to east asia (japan, korea, china, and far east russia), it has several local names.
With Ballon Shaped Flowers Before They Open It Is Easy To See How Platycodon Grandiflorus Gets Its Common Name.
Grandiflorus ‘astra pink’ seeds now from amazon. Cut them in the bud stage, and sear the base of the stems to prevent the milky sap from seeping out and fouling the water. They include chinese bellflower and japanese bellflower.
Balloon Flower Grows 12 To 20 Inches High And Looks Great In Rock Gardens, Mixed Borders, Or Cutting Gardens.
The inflated buds of balloon flowers are fun to pop. Ballon flower, an amazing perennial flower that has the most amazing blooms you've ever seen. Astra platycodons are a new series that form compact, well branched plants.
And They Make Great Cut Flowers.
Platycodon 'astra double blue' by garden splendor® is a wonderful little dwarf, double flowered version of the balloon flower. Children are fascinated with these flowers and may try to pop the blooms early just to hear the sound. Cut flowers, easy to grow, great in containers, low maintenance, small spaces, very cold tolerant.
Across (7 Cm), Adorned With 5 Broad, Pointed Lobes That Form A Star Shape.
Remove spent flowers to prolong bloom time or prune back after flowering to maintain shape. The blue balloon flower (platycodon grandiflorus) is a species of perennial herbaceous flowering plant in the campanulaceae family. This species is known as platycodon or chinese bellflower.