Platycodon grandiflorus

Balloon Flower


Tall flower stalks are covered with balloon-shaped puffs that open up to reveal graceful star-shaped flowers, adorned with darker petal veins.


50 seeds per packet

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Flower type:Spike
Life cycle:Perennial
Climate:Will tolerate frost and live for many years.
Sowing guide:Direct sow in March to April / September or sow in trays and transplant after 4-6 weeks. Following germination, provide cooler temperatures.
Planting Season:Autumn / Spring
Germination guide:10-21 days @ 20 C. Light required - cover with very thin layer of vermiculite.
Flowering time:365 days after sowing. Only flowers in second year.
Pinch:Not necessary
Position:Full Sun
Final height:50 cm
Spacing:30 cm

Harvesting Tips:

Harvest when 2-3 flowers on the stem have opened. Sear stems end before placing in water to hydrate.

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