Balloon flower 'Astra Blue' Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue' (Astra Series)

balloon flower 'Astra Blue'


'Astra Blue' is a dwarf herbaceous perennial with narrow, mid-green leaves and large, star-shaped, violet-blue flowers opening from inflated, balloon-like buds all summer

Plant Info
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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      balloon flower 'Astra Blue'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut down to the base in autumn

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Garden Edging Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden Gravel Garden Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown in pots or in situ

  • insectPests

    Susceptible to slugs and snails

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free