Balloon Flower- Tall Blue

Platycodon grandiflorus Open Pollinated

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  • Perennial to 50cm
  • Long flowering season
  • Large buds resemble balloons

Standard seed packet, 75 seeds

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'Balloon Flower- Tall Blue' seeds

Platycodon grandiflorus

  • Perennial to 50cm
  • Long flowering season
  • Large buds resemble balloons

Herbaceous perennial to 50cm. Upright compact dark green foliage which produces an abundance of large blue to purple star-shaped flowers throughout late spring and summer. The large flowers bloom in clusters on top of leafy stems. Mature buds swell and resemble balloons prior to opening. Great for beds, borders, rockeries, pots and containers. In temperate and cool climates the foliage will die back entirely over winter months and re-shoot from the base in late spring. Also known as "Chinese bell flower". Has a history of medicinal and culinary uses. 

Seeds per gram: 1100
Product code: E7-02

Best Months to Sow
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Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings or sow direct
Sowing Depth 0mm
Season Autumn and early spring
Germination 14-28 days @ 16-18°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing 30cm
Plant Height 50cm
Position Full to part sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 200+ days

*Notes: Sow seeds on surface and press into moist soil. Seeds require light to germinate.

How To Grow



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Ratings & Reviews

Balloon Flower- Tall Blue

This is a beautiful flower, I purchased it last year only in pink, the flowers are facinating, they do start off like big balloons and open into a beautiful flower, quite large I was surprised. They are easy to grow and the flower lasts a long time best of all the rabbits don’t touch them which is a bonus as they devour a lot of my other flowers. Dianne
Dianne N 9 March 2023