YoungGardenr87
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Help ID'ing this flower please! (Balloon Flower)

I bought this from a discount nursery but I'm not sure what it is. It seems to be doing ok, but I don't know what to compare it to bc I don't know what it is!!

It has big blue star shaped flowers that open up, they come and go...but look nice when they are there

[img]http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i178/htcoleman/Garden/IMG_0088.jpg[/img]

Thank you!!

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microcollie
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It looks like platycodon grandiflorus (balloon flower). If so, it's a perennial, 2 to 3 feet tall. Full sun to part shade.

YoungGardenr87
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microcollie wrote:It looks like platycodon grandiflorus (balloon flower). If so, it's a perennial, 2 to 3 feet tall. Full sun to part shade.
Thank you once again! That is exactly what it is (googled your suggestion)

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Re: Help ID'ing this flower please! (Balloon Flower)

I have purple balloon flowers, and white ones. It's the second year for the white one, and they are just starting to come back. I hope it grows a few feet. Last year it didn't grow very tall, it stayed low to the ground. I had to prop it up with some large stones.
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