Dwarf Balloon Flower

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Zwerg'

Unique flowers are rounded, balloon-like, before opening to deep blue star-like blooms. A dwarf form perfect for containers or rock gardens. Gray-green leaves back the long lasting flowers. A herbaceous perennial, emerging in late spring.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at Maturity8 in. high, spreading to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA delightful blue flowered perennial that belongs in the mid to front of the traditional border. May also be spotted into shrub borders. Makes an excellent groundcover for high profile points in foundation planting such as entries. Great see-through for inside of white picket fences. Mass at the edges of tree canopies where sun shines as transition from full sun to shade planting. Spreading habit makes good nesting plant for boulders or at edges of flagstone walks. Also makes a fine cut flower.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseRock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. For a neat appearance, remove old foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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