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Platycodon grandiflorus or Balloon plant

Original price was: ₹999.00.Current price is: ₹499.00.

Description

Platycodon grandiflorus: The Balloon Flower

The Platycodon grandiflorus, also known as the balloon flower, Chinese balloon flower, Chinese bellflower, or platycodon, is a charming perennial flowering plant native to East Asia (China, Korea, Japan, and the Russian Far East). It’s a popular choice for gardens due to its unique balloon-like flower buds and attractive blooms.

Here’s a breakdown of its characteristics:

  • Appearance:
    • Grows 16 to 39 inches (40 to 100 centimeters) tall.
    • Features lance-shaped, blue-green leaves with serrated edges.
    • Showcases large, plump flower buds that resemble balloons, hence the name.
    • Flowers open from these buds to reveal wide, bell-shaped blooms with five pointed lobes.
    • Flower colors typically range from lavender-blue to white.
    • In fall, the foliage may turn shades of purple or yellow.
  • Blooming:
    • Blooms throughout the summer months, typically from July to August.
  • Growing Conditions:
    • Prefers full sun to partial shade.
    • Thrives in well-drained soil.
    • Tolerates moderate drought conditions once established.
    • Hardy to USDA zones 3a to 9b (meaning it can withstand cold temperatures down to -40°C or -40°F).
    • Relatively low-maintenance and easy to care for.
  • Uses:
    • Cultivated as a prized ornamental plant in gardens and borders.
    • Can be used as a groundcover in some cases.
    • In some cultures, the roots are used in traditional medicine (although consult a healthcare professional before using for any medicinal purposes).

Additional Notes:

  • Platycodon grandiflorus comes in various cultivars offering different flower colors (pink, purple) and heights.
  • It’s known for its long-lasting blooms, making it a valuable addition to summer gardens.
  • It attracts butterflies and other pollinators.

(MRP Inclusive of all taxes)

  • Shipping Rs. 149 for entire order.
  • Plants will be shipping with pots.
  • Dispatch will be done within 3 to 5 days.
  • Delivery will be done within 2 to 4 days.
  • Country of origin: India.
  • Images may varies with the plant due to climate ,shipping, etc.

How to Care :

  • Make sure your plants are getting enough water and sunlight.
  • Recommended Soil Media: 40% Garden Soil 25% cocopeat 25% Organic manure/Vermicompost 5% charcoal chips 5% perlite.
  • Fertilize your plants once a month.
  • Avoid over-watering your plants.
  • Cut off any dead or diseased Leaves.
  • Make Sure Pots Have Drainage Holes.
  • Don’t Repot Immediately after received wait for at least 2-3 Days.

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