Balloon flower is a show stopper in the garden. A favorite with children! Their inflated balloon shaped flower buds actually pop open into star shaped, shell pink, 2-3″ wide flowers.
The Platycodon ‘Shell Pink’, is a low growing perennial with light pink balloon like flowers that bloom in late May until August. Use ‘Shell Pink’ as a cut flower or as a border in a perennial garden. Platycodon is pest resistant and needs very little care.The long lived plants form an upright clump in the border. Because Balloon Flowers are very slow to make an appearance in spring they can be easily damaged by early weeding or digging, so mark the spot. Removing the spent flowers will encourage continued bloom and keep the plants tidy.