Platycodon grandiflorus Sentimental Blue
Common Name: Balloon flower
Unique balloon like flower heads pop open to display star shaped bright blue flowers.
If squeezed the buds literally make a pop sound resembling the sound of a balloon popping.
Flowers in mid-summer. Foliage is slow to emerge in spring so be patient.
Great plant for borders or mass plantings. Deer resistant.
Exposure: Sun to part
Photos courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.