BALLOON FLOWER SEEDS
- Balloon Flowers are easy to grow, long-lived perennials.
- Long lasting star-shaped flowers bloom from balloon-like buds.
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 are first year flowering perennials. Winter hardy to zone 4.
ASTRA WHITE Balloon Flower Seeds
Star-shaped white flowers.
'Astra White' Balloon Flower grows nicely with: 'Blue Star' Stokesia.
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 WHITE Balloon Flower Seeds
HAKONE DOUBLE BLUE Balloon Flower Seeds
Fifteen to twenty-four inch tall plants, flower from June to August, producing marvelous 2-3 inch, double blue flowers.
HAKONE DOUBLE WHITE Balloon Flower Seeds
Bears gorgeous double white 2-3 inch flowers on 15-24 inch plants from June to August. Winter hardy to zone 3.
MARIESII Balloon Flower Seeds
Platycodon 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.
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.
Comments: Balloon Flowers prefer part sun to light shade and regular water. Great container plants. Taller varieties provide excellent cut flowers. Balloon Flowers are deer resistant plants. 'Astra' series Balloon Flowers are first year flowering perennials.