Maries Balloon Flower

Platycodon grandiflorus mariesii

SKU
06607
Unique flowers are rounded, balloon-like, before opening to deep violet-blue star-like blooms. Gray-green leaves back the long lasting flowers. A herbaceous perennial, emerging in late spring.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Average Size at MaturityClump forming grower to 15 to 18 in. high, spreads to 2 1/2 ft.
Bloom TimeShowy flowers in late spring.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseCutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureExtreme Cold Hardiness
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.

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