Balloon flower Platycodon grandiflorus

balloon flower


P. grandiflorus is a compact herbaceous perennial to 60cm in height, with blue-green, lance-shaped leaves and large, balloon-like buds opening to wide cup-shaped violet-blue flowers 5cm across

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      balloon flower Chinese balloon flower Chinese bellflower Japanese bellflower see more

    • Common names

      Campanula grandiflora, Platycodon leweri

  • 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 Cut Flowers Cottage & Informal Garden Gravel Garden Rock Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed in pots or in situ in spring

  • insectPests

    May be attacked by slugs and snails

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free