Platycodon grandiflorus Blue - Balloon Flower
There are easy to grow, long-lived perennials. Large, long-lasting star-shaped flowers emerge from balloon-like buds in summer and will occasionally repeat bloom in the autumn. Deadhead to prolong flowering. The leaves are thick, and green to blue-green in colour. They are lance-shaped with serrated margins. Balloon Flowers thrive in organically-rich, loamy soil that’s well-drained and moderately moist. They have fleshy taproots that are easily damaged if plants are disturbed. Grow plants in a sunny position as they need around six hours of sun light per day to flower. Height around 50cm.