Astra Semi-Double Blue Balloon Flower

Playtcodon grandiflorus 'Astra Semi-double Blue'

$18.00 + GST

Balloon flowers are the cousins to the more familiar Bellflowers. Summer blooming it features inflated buds that open into star shaped semi-double violet-blue blooms over a mound of compact green foliage.

TYPE Perennial SUN Full Sun to Part Shade
HEIGHT 0.7 ft SOIL Moist
SPREAD 1.2 ft FLOWER Early Summer, Blue
ZONE 3 FRUIT Edible Foliage, No Fruit
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Latin Name: Playtcodon grandiflorus 'Astra Semi-double Blue'

Growth Rate:

Slow growth rate


Upright, branched, leafy stems


Deer resistant


Used as a border or edging plant

Cut/Dried Flower:

Beautiful use as a cut or dried flower


Great for planting in containers

Ornamental Features:

Blooms in early summer


Plant in a full sun to part shade location


Requires average moist conditions


Low maintenance


Deadhead spent flowers to encourage bloom season. Cut back to base in fall

Edible/Medicinal Uses:

Eaten in soups and as a tonic vegetable, can be peeled and pickled as well. History of herbal uses in China,widely used a patent remedy. Also made into cough tablets


DISCLAIMER: The information presented here regarding edible/herbal/medicinal uses is for informational purposes only. Always consult a physician or other qualified health professional prior to ingesting any plant not sold expressly for its edibility

Additional information

Pot Size

#1 Pot