Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Astra Blue’

(Astra Blue Balloon flower)


$8.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Astra Blue’ is an extremely dwarf plant which only grows to 4″ tall. Features 1.5″ diameter, blue flowers which seem almost out of proportion to this dwarf plant. Oval, dentate leaves. Blooms throughout the summer.

Description

Best grown in light, medium moisture, organically rich, well-drained loams in full sun to part shade. Avoid wet or poorly-drained soils. Plants are easily grown from seed. Division and transplanting are possible but tricky because of the fragile, fleshy root systems of these plants, and it is probably best to leave plants undisturbed once established. Deadheading spent flowers generally prolongs the bloom period. New season plant stems emerge late in spring, so gardeners must be careful not to damage crowns by early cultivation (leaving old plant stems in place throughout winter to the point when the new growth first appears helps mark plant locations).

Additional information

Common Name

Astra Blue Balloon flower

Botanical Name

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Blue'

Container/Amount

1 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun

Height

4 to 6"

Width

4 to 6"

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

spring and summer

Flower Color

blue/purple

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

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