Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Pink'

Astra PinkBalloon Flower

Categories: Herbaceous Perennial

Interesting balloon-like buds burst open into beautiful bell-shaped flowers. Exceptional branching and thick flower petals make for long-lasting light pink blooms. Its compact, uniform habit makes 'Astra Pink' a good selection for cut flowers, containers, or the garden.


More About Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Pink'

  • Balloon Flowers are summer-blooming cousins to the more familiar Bellflowers.
  • Because they come up very late in the spring, consider planting tulips or daffodils beside the clump to mark the location.

Balloon flower is a clump-forming perennial which is so named because its flower buds puff up like balloons before bursting open into outward to upward facing, bell-shaped flowers with five pointed lobes. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.


Height:

8-12 in

Spread:

18-24 in

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Pink' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Cut Flower / or Foliage
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Mass Plant
  • Cottage Garden

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant

Exposure

  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Early Spring

Flower Color

  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Rose

Habit

  • Spreading
  • Mounding