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PLATYCODON grandiflorus 'Astra Pink'( ASTRA SERIES)
Astra Pink Balloon Flower, Balloon Flower
Balloon flower is an herbaceous perennial that is named for its large, balloon-shaped flower buds. The cultivar ‘Astra Pink’ is a uniform dwarf that blooms profusely. From midsummer to fall, many broad, bell-shaped flowers of clear pale pink appear. These are highly attractive to bees.
For best growth, plant this perennial in full to part sun and fertile, well drained soil. It makes a fine addition to mixed borders and perennial plantings. Dwarf cultivars are well-suited to container plantings.
8 - 3
3 - 8
A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm
8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm
Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
Eastern Asia, Japan
White, Pink, Blue Violet
Green, Blue Green
Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border
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