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Platycodon 'Astra Double Blue'

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  • Dwarf Variety,
  • Well-Branched,
  • Great Container Plant
Common Name:Balloon Flower
Plant Type:Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 What is my zone?
Height:8 - 10 Inches
Spread:6 - 8 Inches
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions:Bee-Friendly
Critter Resistance:Deer
Flower Color:Blue Shades

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(Balloon Flower) Platycodon 'Astra Double Blue' is a wonderful new dwarf variety! Astra Platycodons are a new series that form compact, well branched plants. The interesting balloon-like buds burst open into bell-shaped double flowers. Children are fascinated with these flowers and may try to pop the blooms early just to hear the sound. The compact habit of 'Astra Double Blue' also make it ideal for pots or mixed containers.
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Platycodon 'Astra Double Blue'

Common Name Balloon Flower
USDA Hardiness Zone 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
Plant Type Perennial
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Dry, Moderate
Nature Attractions Bee-Friendly
Critter Resistance Deer
Flower Color Blue Shades
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Drought Tolerant
Design Use Border, Container
Season of Interest (Flowering) Summer

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Customer Reviews

Gorgeous Periwinkle Blue Review by Wmwi | Zone: 5a
I'm not sure what happened with the previous reviewer's plant, but mine looked exactly like the picture. Periwinkle blue and was gorgeous! I planted it in a terrace rock garden, west side of the house. Loved it! And, I'm happy to say it survived WI zone 4 winter just fine. Just coming up now 4/23/10. I purchased it last year from GC, and was very happy with it. (Posted on 4/22/2010)
Deep Purple Review by Kathy | Zone: 6
Here's the thing, this flower is NOT blue. It is deep purple. So if you are looking for deep purple, you are in luck. And they are also NOT deer resistant, the deer ate almost all the buds in one night. I've only gotten two blooms, and they are deep purple. It's a pretty flower, but I'm just saying, it is NOT blue, and it is NOT deer resistant, as advertised! (Posted on 6/23/2009)
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