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Balloonflowers Mixture

At-A-Glance:

  • Hardy Zones: 3-9
  • Spacing: 12-24"
  • Height: 24-36"
  • Blooms: Summer
  • Planting Depth: crown level with soil surface
  • Full Sun Full Sun
  • Partial Shade Partial Shade
  • Good for cutting Good for cutting
  • Deer resistant Deer resistant

Balloonflowers Mixture

Platycodon grandiflorus

About:

Balloonflowers are in the Campanulaceae, or Bellflower, family and native to East Asia. They are very hardy plants and do not require much care.

Planting:

Plant the crown, the place where the shoots and the roots meet, level with the soil surface, and 12-24” apart. Plant in a sunny area with well-drained soil. Growth is slow to emerge—have patience!

Maintenance:

Pinch off faded flowers to prolong the bloom period. The plants may require a plant support when in full bloom. Balloonflowers may take a few years to become fully established. Once established, do not disturb unless dividing is necessary, as the roots resent disturbance.

Over-wintering:

Balloonflowers are quite hardy and will successfully survive the winter in zones 3-9. In colder areas, apply a protective layer of mulch.

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