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Balloon Flower (Chinese Bellflower)

By Contributor ; Updated September 21, 2017

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Plant InformationBotanical Name: Platycodon grandiflorus
Life Cycle: Perennial
Planting Time: Spring or fall
Height: 12" to 24"
Exposure: Sun or light shade
Soil: well-drained
Hardiness: Zones 3 to 8
Bloom Time: Mid- to late summer
Propagation: Seeds. Plant is difficult to divide.
Uses: Containers, edgings, borders


  • Showy buds and blossoms mix well with fine textured foliage perennials
  • An excellent companion to Sweet Williams.
  • Watch for drab spots in the garden in late summer, and plan to plant balloon flowers where needed

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