Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue'

SKU
06540
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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationplat-ee-KO-don gran-dih-FLOR-us
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches only 6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGray-green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsLavender (Lavandula); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Catmint (Nepata); Bellflower (Campanula)

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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