Platycodon grandiflorus ‘Florist Pink’ seeds -(Balloon Flower)

$4.10

A pretty star shaped mid pink flower on long straight stems which is excellent for cutting.

Description

This strain has long strong stems and mid pink flowers and was specifically bred for the flower trade. It forms a compact mound of deep green foliage from which arise inflated buds that open into star-shaped single pink blossoms. The plants come up quite late in the spring, and continue blooming from early to late summer. They make a good cut flower. Deadhead them regularly to maintain the flower production, and prune back after flowering to maintain the plant’s shape.

Sowing advice

Sow in trays or pots in spring or sow directly after danger of frost has passed. Surface sow onto moist, well-drained seed compost. Do not cover seed as light is needed for germination. Simply press seeds into the soil. Ideal temp. 20°C. Germination takes 15-30 days approx. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to individual pots and grow on in cooler conditions.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Balloon Flower

Family

Campanulaceae

Maximum Height

approx 75 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 40