Go Back Balloon Flower Astra Pink

Platycodon 'Astra Pink'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Interesting balloon-like buds burst open into beautiful bell-shaped flowers. Exceptional branching and thick flower petals make for long-lasting light pink blooms. Its compact, uniform habit makes 'Astra Pink' a good selection for cut flowers, containers, or the garden.

 


Growing & Maintenance Tips:

Platycodons are easy, trouble-free perennials that thrive in almost any soil as long as it is well-drained. They can easily adapt to grow in either full sun or part shade. Be patient in the spring, as this genus is slow to emerge. Cut the whole plant back after the first hard frost.

Flower Color

Pink

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

6-8 in.

Good Companions

Baby's Breath (Gypsophila paniculata), Lavender-English (Lavandula angustifolia), Pinks (Dianthus ), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum)

Plant Height

8-10 in

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-8

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Mass Plant, Container, Cut flower or foliage, Border

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests