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Platycodon (Balloon Flower) grandiflorus ‘Shell Pink’

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.


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Plant Details +

Size #1
Height 24"
Spacing 12-18"
Hardiness Zones 3-8
Exposure Full Sun
Foliage Glossy, Dark Green
Flower Pale shell-pink
Bloomtime July-September

General Information +

Botanical: Platycodon grandiflorus 'Shell Pink'

Common: Balloon Flower

General Characteristics: Shell Pink' should be planted in full sun. A choice, low maintenance perennial that forms non-spreading clumps. Staking is recommended before flowering begins. Plant balloon flowers in average to rich, well-drained soil in sun to partial shade. Plants grow from a large, fleshy tap root. Plants can be transplanted in spring or early fall, although division is not usually necessary.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems.

Planting Instructions: May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. In spring, remove dead foliage and dead-head all spent flowers after blooming. In fall, cut back to 6". Division can be done in the spring. But, these plants do not like being transplanted and are slow to re-establish.