Balloon Flower Seeds -FUJI PINK- Platycodon Grandiflorus, asian vegetable
Balloon Flower (Platycodon Grandiflorus Rose) - Platycodon Grandiflorus is a very useful perennial in beds and borders and a favorite of young and old alike. Balloon Flowers establish readily from flower seed, and once they are established in the garden, they are a very hardy perennial that can withstand periods of drought. Balloon Flower Platycodon has mid to dark green foliage which emerges in late spring. Balloon-like buds swell and burst into large, star-shaped, rose-colored flowers. They are great for borders of your garden or even in containers. Balloon Flower plants are rarely bothered by disease or insect problems making it virtually a maintenance-free perennial.
Sow the Balloon Flower seeds in peat pots or cell packs. Press the flower seed into soil but do not cover. The flower seeds need light to germinate. Seedlings are fragile and must be handled with care. Transplant into the garden 10 inches apart. You may also sow Platycodon Grandiflorus seeds directly in the garden once the soil has warmed to a workable temperature in spring. Full sun and average soil are best for Balloon Flower plants, although they will tolerate partial shade in warmer areas.
USDA Zones: 4 - 9
Height: 18 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: PINK
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8
Temperature: 65 - 70F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover
Sowing Rate: 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 10 inches