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Platycodon grandiflorus

 How to plant Balloon Flower seeds 

Balloon Flowers are easy to grow, long-lived perennials. Long lasting star-shaped flowers emerge from balloon-like buds.

Balloon Flower Seeds - 10 varieties.

Astra Series

Fuji Series

Hakone Double Series


ASTRA SERIES Balloon Flower Seeds

Large, interesting balloon-like buds burst open into long-lasting 3 inch star-shaped flowers in summer and into autumn. The dwarf 8-12 inch tall plants are exceptionally bushy, branching and heavy blooming. They thrive in part sun or light shade and in most areas of the country are quite long-lived. Perfect for edging borders, or use in patio containers or window boxes. 'Astra' series Balloon Flower plants bloom the first year. Winter hardy to zone 4.

Astra Pink balloon flower PR07097

ASTRA PINK Balloon Flower Seeds

Soft pink flowers.

25 seeds - $3.99
Astra White balloon flower blooms. PR07099

ASTRA WHITE Balloon Flower Seeds

Star-shaped white flowers.
'Astra White' Balloon Flower grows nicely with: 'Blue Star' Stokesia.

25 seeds - $3.99
Astra Semi-Double Blue balloon flower. PR07101


Bell-shaped, semi-double blue flowers.

25 seeds - $ 3.99
Astra Blue balloon flower PR07095

ASTRA BLUE Balloon Flower Seeds

Star-shaped blue flowers.

25 seeds - $3.99

FUJI SERIES Balloon Flower Seeds

This 2-3 foot perennial is wonderful planted in part shade or light shade where it will produce balloon-like buds which open to 2 inch blue, pink, or white flowers from June to August. Winter hardy to zone 3.

Both 'Fuji' and 'Hakone' Balloon Flowers grow nicely with Milkmaid Butterfly Weed,  Sterntaler Coreopsis,  Yellow Coneflower,  Giant Yellow Herold Foxglove,  Mystica Penstemon,  and  Blue Cap Sea Holly.

Fuji Blue balloon flower PR00733

FUJI BLUE Balloon Flower Seeds

50 seeds - $1.99
Fuji White balloon flower. PR00737

FUJI WHITE Balloon Flower Seeds

50 seeds - $1.99
Fuji Pink balloon flowers. PR00735

FUJI PINK Balloon Flower Seeds

50 seeds - $1.99


Hakone Double balloon flowers bear double, 2-3 inch flowers atop 15-24 inch tall plants. Bloom is from June to August. Winter hardy to zone 3.

Hakone Double Blue balloon flower. PR00739

HAKONE DOUBLE BLUE Balloon Flower Seeds

Marvelous, 2-3 inch, double blue flowers. Plants reach 15-24 inches tall and are winter hardy to zone 3.

30 seeds - $2.49
Hakone Double White balloon flower PR00741

HAKONE DOUBLE WHITE Balloon Flower Seeds

Bears gorgeous, double white, 2-3 inch flowers. The 15-24 inch plants bloom June to August. Winter hardy to zone 3.

30 seeds - $2.49
Mariesii balloon flowers. PR00745

MARIESII Balloon Flower SeedsPlatycodon grandiflorus mariessii

This dwarf form grows only 1-1.5 feet tall and is great planted in part shade or light shade with astilbe, campanula and primroses. Balloon-like buds open into 2 inch blue star-shaped flowers from June to August. Winter hardy to zone 3.

100 seeds - $ 1.99

Grow Balloon Flowers with:

Campanula plants.
Astible blooms.
False Spirea
Balloon Flower plants.

How to Plant Balloon Flower Seeds

Sow Balloon Flower seeds in 2 inch pots or cell packs, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 65-70°F., germination is in 21-30 days. Seedlings are fragile and must be handled with care. Transplant into the garden 1-1.5 feet apart. See Starting Your Seeds for more information.

Growing Balloon Flowers: Prefers part sun to light shade and regular water. Great container plants. Taller varieties provide excellent cut flowers. Balloon Flowers are deer resistant plants.