Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower
Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue'
Pronunciation: plat-ee-KO-don gran-dih-FLOR-us
|Description||A dwarf selection with whimsical flower buds shaped like hot air balloons that open to large, blue flowers with purple veins. Blooms throughout summer. Easy and charming color for the front of a border, or as an accent in containers or rock gardens. Gray-green leaves back the long lasting flowers. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top inch of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches only 6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Compact Form|
|Flower Attributes||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Companion Plants||Lavender (Lavandula); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Catmint (Nepata); Bellflower (Campanula)|
|Care||Easily adapts to nearly any well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Cut back after the first hard frost. Emerges very late each spring; take care not to damage the crowns when cultivating nearby. Clumps may be divided every 2 to 3 years, but are best if left undisturbed.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.