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Platycodon grandiflorus
Platycodon grandiflorus

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Zones 1-10, 14-24, 26, 28-45
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Platycodon grandiflorus

Balloon Flower
Campanulaceae (Lobeliaceae)
Perennials

From Siberia, northern China, Japan. To 3 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. Inflated, balloonlike buds are carried on slender stalks at the ends of upright stems clad in broadly oval, 1–3-in.-long, light olive green leaves. Buds open to 2-in.-wide, star-shaped, blue-violet flowers with purple veins. Bloom begins in early summer and continues for 2 months or more if spent blossoms (not entire stems) are removed. Pink, white, and double-flowered varieties are available

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