Dwarf Balloon Flower, Chinese Bellflower, Japanese Bellflower
Platycodon grandiflorus 'Miss Tilly'

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Platycodon (plat-ee-KO-don) (Info)
Species: grandiflorus (gran-dih-FLOR-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Miss Tilly

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Fairfield, California

Washington, Illinois

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Waverly, Pennsylvania

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 28, 2012, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

I love balloon flowers! This is a very nice one, that unlike others, doesn't seem to seed itself. Blooms July-September in my garden.

Positive

On Jul 29, 2008, mbwoody from Waverly, PA (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a very pretty flowering plant that is also well behaved. It may be my imagination (or my aggravating memory), but it seems over 3 years to have reappeared less "blue" than Tilly was when I bought it. I first appeared as a startlingly blue violet color, now it's a nice, clear blue. Lovely with Johnson's Blue geranium.