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Platycodon grandiflorus Balloon Flower Bunga balon Campanulaceae


Platycodon grandiflorus
Family: Campanulaceae
Chinese Bellflower, Balloon Flower
Origin: East Asia
small shrub 2-5 ft, full sun, semi-shade, moderate water, regular water, white/off-white flowers. blue/lavender/purple flowers, pink flowers, ethnomedical, subtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The name Ballon Flower is based on the unopened flower buds which look like little balloons.

Good for the Rock garden, border or as a ground cover.