Balloon flower 'Mariesii' Platycodon grandiflorus 'Mariesii'

balloon flower 'Mariesii'


'Mariesii' is an herbaceous perennial to 45cm tall, with blue-green lance-shaped leaves and violet-blue flowers 5cm wide, opening from balloon-like buds in late summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      balloon flower 'Mariesii'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Cut back to the base in autumn

  • bambooSoil


  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Rock Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Gravel Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed in pots or in situ in spring; cultivars may not come true from seed

  • insectPests

    May be attacked by slugs and snails

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free