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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Twinkle Blue'

Twinkle™ Blue Balloon Flower

Balloon Flower

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A densely branched, dwarf variety with balloon-shaped buds opening to large, star shaped blue flowers; fast and easy to grow; great for beds, patio containers, or border fronts

Description

A densely branched, dwarf variety with balloon-shaped buds opening to large, star shaped blue flowers; fast and easy to grow; great for beds, patio containers, or border fronts

Landscape Attributes

Twinkle™ Blue Balloon Flower is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Twinkle™ Blue Balloon Flower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Rock/Alpine Gardens;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Twinkle™ Blue Balloon Flower will grow to be only 6 inches tall at maturity extending to 8 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 10 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 8 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. As an herbaceous perennial, this plant will usually die back to the crown each winter, and will regrow from the base each spring. Be careful not to disturb the crown in late winter when it may not be readily seen!

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

3a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

6 inches (8 inches with the flowers)

10 inches

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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