Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue' Balloon Flower



Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue' is a dwarf variety with large, clear blue, star-shaped flowers and bluish green foliage. Its puffy round buds lend it the common name of Balloon Flower. 'Sentimental Blue' has good heat tolerance.

This perennial tends to be late to break dormancy in spring. It is usually long blooming, if deadheaded. Platycodon may self-sow.

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue prefers full sun to light shade and average to moist soil that must be well-drained.


  • Common Names: Balloon Flower
  • Zones: 3-9
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Requires well-drained soil
  • Height at Maturity: 6-12
  • Width at Maturity: 18
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: Middle to late summer

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Cut Flower.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

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