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Up and Away~ Balloon Flowers ~ Color Crazy Challenge 2019 Violet

Balloon flowers or Platycodon grandiflorus are  members of the  Belflower/Campanula  family.  This flower is actually more of a star shaped than a balloon shaped flower. However, its claim to fame is its balloon shaped flower buds.The flower itself does have a puffy appearance so  you can also see the resemblance between the flower and a balloon.

These whimsical balloon flowers are drought and pest resistance and do best in full sun. I have had my balloon flower plant for about eight years now and it is planted in part shade. While I do get flowers each year I find that  they are somewhat short lived. I also notice that the color seems to have changed from an original light blue to violet to purple over the years.

Color Crazy Challenge 2019 Violet /purple

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