Shell Pink Balloon Flower
Platycodon grandiflorus 'Shell Pink'
Platycodon is one of the last perennials to emerge from the ground in spring. Does well placed in the front to mid border, in rock or alpine gardens.
The common name balloon flower refers to the balloon shape the flower has before it opens wide in its full splendor. Fun for kids and adults. Great as a cut flower but singe the stem end with a flame to prolong life.
* Deer Resistant *
Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, North Carolina (336) 857-2131
|Category||Herbaceous, Flowering Perennial|
|Foliage Type||Dormant in Winter|
|Height||2' - 4'|
|Spread||1' - 4'|
|Primary Foliage Color||Green|
|Seasonal Foliage Color||Dormant in Winter|
|Flower Color||Angelic Pink|
|Sun Preferences||Full Sun|
|Water Preferences||Average to Dry: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.|
|Cold Hardiness Zone||4 to 8|