Go Back Balloon Flower Mariesii Blue

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Mariesii'
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Plant Type: Perennials

Interesting balloon-like buds burst open into splendid violet-blue, bell-shaped flowers. 'Mariesii' is a very reliable bloomer that is pest and disease free.

 


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

Violet blue

Foliage Color

Plant Spread

12-18 in.

Good Companions

Baby's Breath (Gypsophila ), Phlox-Tall Garden (Phlox paniculata), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

Plant Height

12-24 in.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

3-8

Soil Moisture

Low to average water needs


Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes

Border, Mass Plant, Container, Cut flower or foliage

Bloom Time

Critter Resistance

Deer resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests