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Sentimental Blue Balloon Flower

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue'

Pronunciation: plat-ee-KO-don gran-dih-FLOR-us
SKU #06540
4-8

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OVERVIEW
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.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches only 6 to 12 in. tall, 12 to 18 in. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Gray-green
Companion Plants Lavender (Lavandula); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Catmint (Nepata); Bellflower (Campanula)
CARE
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.

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