Flowering Perennials: Characteristics and Culture

Balloon flower

  • Scientific name
    Platycodon grandiflorum
  • Height
    18 to 24 inches
  • Bloom period
    May to August
  • Color
    Blue, white, pink
  • Light
    Full sun
  • Moisture
    Well drained
  • Soil
    Sandy loam
  • Relative ease of care
    Moderate
  • Remarks
    Weak-stemmed plant, may need staking. Avoid wet places.