Platycodon (Balloon Flower)

The genus Platycodon belongs to the Campanulaceae family and contains only one member: Platycodon grandiflorus. The native to east asia plant is here in Germany commonly known as Balloon Flower. Other names: Chinese/Japanese Bellflower.

Platycodon grandiflorus

From Platycodon grandiflorus is a wide range of cultivars available, flowering in blue, pink, white or multicolored.

The Ballon Flower ist suitable for sunny to light shaded places. Propagation can be done by seeds or division.

Platycodon grandiflorus is flowering from june to september and can reach over 60 centimeters in height.

platycodon grandiflorus

platycodon flower bud

The name Ballon Flower is based on the unopened flower buds which look like little balloons.

Ballonblume / Balloon Flower