Top Facts About Balloons Flower

Top Facts About Balloons Flower

Spherical flowers (Platycodon grandiflorus) form clusters However, they are easy to grow perennials and belong to the snowdrop family. The flowers don't look like bells. Instead, the puffy, flower balloons-like buds swell It produces 2- to 3-inch star-shaped flowers. This easy to grow plant blooms every long summer with intense purple-blue flowers, but there are also varieties with white and pink flowers. Globe flowers are usually planted in spring. After the danger of frost has passed, it grows rapidly and initially flowers Year.

Balloon Flower Care

flower care are excellent plants for border gardens or Rock and flower gardens attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. thanks to its very open petals. These perennials will sow their own seeds, although they are not aggressive spreaders. In general, flower balloons are calm Low maintenance plants that are quite resistant to external pests and diseases Root rot in high rainfall areas.

Larger varieties of flowers can grow a little longer. flexible. You can plant them or in groups to support each other. other. Start with plants from the nursery or grow flower balloons from seeds.


  • You will get more flowers by planting flowers in full sun (at least six hours of sunlight most days). However, they will They do well in partial shade and may even prefer some shade. the afternoon sun is particularly hot.


  • Globe flowers prefer rich, organic loamy soils with good drainage. They do not grow well in dense soil such as clay. Do you like one? PH of the soil between 5.5 and 7.5.


  • Keep the soil of young plants constantly moist, but not muddy. Once established, puffballs flourish in moderate humidity the soil, but tolerates short periods of drought. You won't need much additional watering unless you have an extended period without rain This dries out the earth.

Temperature and Humidity

  • Puffball flowers are hardy and grow well in USDA growing zones 3 to 8. The ideal temperature range is 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. but they can tolerate higher temperatures if they receive some shade outdoors afternoon. Frost can kill young plants and cause the death of established ones. return to the ground in autumn. The spherical flowers are resistant to moisture and drought. Air conditions, as long as they have the right amount of soil moisture.


  • Globe flowers generally do not require additional feeding if You have fertile ground. But a layer of compost in the fall can help them rebuild. the energy they spend on flowering during the growing season. if you are poor For the soil, use a slow-release all-purpose fertilizer in early spring..

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Types Of Balloon Flowers

There are several popular varieties of balloon flowers, in particular:

  • Platycodon grandiflorus Astra Series: This guy grows twice as fast Flowers with 10 blue, pink or white petals. They are an ideal option for Start with seeds.
  • Fuji grandiflorus series: it is the best seller variety as well as the tallest, with 30-inch stems and blue, pink, or white.
  • grandiflorus 'Komachi': the blue-purple flowers on it The variety remains in the soft cushion phase even after flowering.
  • 'Sentimental Blue': This dwarf variety grows to about 6 inches tall with numerous 1 to 2 inch purple flowers.


Balloon flower generally do not require pruning, Although you could do it for looks. To obtain more robust plants you can prune Cut tall stems in half in late spring. This can help avoid it Abandon plants. Remove (remove) any dead ones from your plants as well. Flowers) ensure that they are beautiful and bloom repeatedly. Don't rule it out entire stem, only the withered flowers. The remaining shoots on the stem open more.

Propagating Balloon Flowers

  1. Spherical flowers are popular with gardeners because they are Strong and fast players, the more the better, but we have to be careful how to propagate the plant. Propagation by division is usually not the case Recommended for flowers because the deep roots do not like to be disturbed. You can instead propagate it using stem cuttings.
  2. Use sharp, sterilized shears to cut a 4-inch stem.
  3. If necessary, use a rooting hormone on the bare stem, then Place it in moist soil.
  4. Keep the soil moist (but not soggy) while you wait for the roots to grow. Contact us.
  5. As soon as you see the leaves growing and feel resistance when you give Once you cut it with a gentle tug, you'll know the roots have grown. This is what the plant looks like ready to be transplanted into the garden.

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How to grow balloon flowers from seeds

Start seeds indoors in early spring between six and eight o'clock. Weeks before the last expected frost date for your area with a seed starting mix or common soil. Put this on Store the container in a warm place until the seeds germinate. After that the weather cooperates heated, you can transplant the seedlings into open ground. If you plant the seeds directly Do this in your garden after the last frost, but know that this probably won't be the case. They flower the first year.

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Common plant pests and - diseases

Balloon-shaped flowers often attract snails many other outdoor flowers that can be removed from tinder plants. However, the plant can be affected by crown rot, root rot and gray botrytis. Powdery mildew, powdery mildew or leaf fungus. Crown and root rot can cause this in plants die in winter. The leaves have dusty, mottled or mottled spots. It can usually be treated with a fungicide. Immediately discard plants affected by gray rot. To prevent spread, apply a preventative fungicide to remaining plants.