Big Blue Balloons Keep Their Puffy Bud Form!
Like umbrellas seen from above, these fascinating blooms are puffed up, evenly creased, and absolutely gorgeous!
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
Zone: 4 – 9
Bloom Start to End: Mid Summer – Early Fall
Seeds Per Pack: 25
Plant Height: 18 in
Bloom Size: 2 in
Additional Characteristics: Flower
Bloom Color: Blue
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
Uses: Border,?Cut Flowers,?Ornamental,?Outdoor
The most exotic Balloon Flower yet, Komachi resembles a mass of blue umbrellas seen from above, something like Renoir’s famous painting Les Parapluies. They look for all the world like huge, unopened buds, with neatly-drawn seams around each petal and a puffed-up, light-as-air form. The compact plants reach 18 inches tall in the garden, sporting a mixture of small green balloons and larger blue at the same time. An eye-catching and beautiful display!
As colorful as an annual, Platycodon is actually quite hardy and long-lived, increasing the length of its bloomtime for several years after becoming established in the garden. Excellent for garden or vase, they flourish in the sunny garden. Pkt is 25 seeds.