Platycodon Grandiflora - Mr. Fothergill&

Platycodon Grandiflora - Mr. Fothergill's Seeds RHS

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Platycodon grandiflora

  • Also known as Balloon Flowers
  • 60cm height
  • 30cm spread
  • Sow January to June
  • Flowers June to August
  • Hardy Perennial 
  • Full Sun

Clump forming perennials also known as ‘balloon’ flowers due to their unique balloon-shaped buds. The deep-blue starry blooms are striking in mixed borders, large containers and as cut flowers.

Winner of an RHS Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance. Part of the seed range produced by Mr. Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.

The RHS Award of Garden Merit is a mark of quality, awarded to garden plants with excellent garden performance. Each award is given only after a trial at an RHS Garden and judge by a team of experts.

The extensive flower seed range creates beautiful garden displays with excellent performance. Additionally they have been awarded RHS’s perfect for pollinators, as the best source of food for pollinating insects.

Approx. 500 Seeds

Sow indoors, January to April, in trays of seed compost. Sow thinly, cover with a fine layer of compost. Cover with glass, polythene or propagator lid. Keep at approx. 20ºC. Seedlings appear 14-21 days. Remove cover when seedlings appear. When large enough to handle transplant 5cm apart in trays of compost. Grow on at approx. 15ºC. Gradually acclimatise to outside conditions (avoid frosts). Transplant 25cm apart in flowering position from summer onwards.

Sow outdoors, May to June, In a prepared seed bed. Sow thinly in rows 25cm apart. Cover lightly with fine soil. When large enough thin to 10cm apart. Transplant 25cm apart in flowering position from September to October.

Flowers: June to August, the following year.

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