Balloon flowers with a scientific name – Platycodon grandiflorus
why these flowers are named as balloon flowers ? – in the early bud stage of these flowers , they look similar to the hot air balloons and so they get the name as balloon . this flower mostly comes in a bluish purple color and light pinkish white color . these flowering pants are perennial and they peak in the spring to summer season . these plants can grow up to 12 to 40inches in height . these plants love sunlight – but in case of hot summer please add shading for them.
pictures of balloons flowers : These flowers originated in Asia . balloon flowers grow well in drained soil with a little acidic nature soil . these flowers can be planted along the garden borders as they are perfect over there . these flowering plants propagation is done with seeding or they can be propagated by divisional method in spring season . as these balloon flowers are perennial flowers , the good time is spring to summer for division method of propagation .
some updates on balloon flower plants ( from site’s visitor Tharun Andra Pradesh India ) :
balloon flowers These cute perennials are easy to grow and they bloom in profusion until late summer where the other perennials will be fading . these are care free perennials and pick out the flowers when they fade this will encourage more blooms on the plant . these balloons flowers are also called as Chinese bellflowers. ( coz they look like bell in shape – just as we call they look like balloons )