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Platycodon grandiflorus var. mariesii

Balloon flower

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.35m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourPurple-blue
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Platycodon grandiflorus var. mariesii (Balloon flower). A neat, clump-forming perennial with solitary, large, bell-shaped, purple-blue flowers borne in mid summer to mid autumn. Leaves are oval, toothed and grey-green.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen

Origin

East Asia

Interest and use

Walls, rock garden, border, cutting bed

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilSandy
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will need staking.

Propagation

Divide clumps

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails attack young shoots.

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