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.

We do NOT SHIP plants. ALL Sales are in person at our garden center.


8-12 in


18-24 in

Hardiness Zone:


Platycodon grandiflorus 'Astra Pink' Characteristics


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

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • 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)

  • Early Spring
  • Late Spring / Early Summer

Flower Color

  • Pink
  • Blue
  • Rose


  • Spreading
  • Mounding