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Platycodon grand. 'Astra Blue'

Astra Blue Dwarf Balloon Flower

  • »  Long-lasting blooms
  • »  Balloon-like buds become blue, bell-shaped flowers
  • »  Needs good air circulation
  • »  Thrives in full sun

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Dense, compact and mounding, the deep green foliage of this hardworking, long blooming selection is completely obscured at times in the summer months with large, single, deep violet-blue blooms from July through August. Long blooming and easy to grow. Perfect for grouping in the front of a landscape and in containers. Deer resistant. Outstanding in alpine and rock gardens.

Foliage Color
Green
Maintenance and Care
Cold Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Flower Color
Blue
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer Bloomer
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Shade
Habit
Mounding
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Platycodon grand. ''Astra Blue''

Thrives in full sun to partial shade. Feed yearly with an organic fertilizer. Clean off past blooms to encourage stronger rebloom. Cut back to near ground level in early winter after a freeze.