Shell Pink Balloon Flower

Shell Pink Balloon Flower

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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

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Herbaceous, Flowering  Perennial
Foliage Type Dormant in Winter
Height 2' - 4'
Spread 1' - 4'
Shape Mounding
Primary Foliage Color Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Dormant in Winter
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Angelic Pink
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Full Sun
Water Preferences Average to Dry: Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage. 
Cold Hardiness Zone 4 to 8