Astra Semi-Double Lavender Balloon Flower

Playtcodon grandiflorus 'Astra Semi-double Lavender'

$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 lavender blooms over a mound of compact green foliage.

TYPE Perennial SUN Full Sun to Part Shade
HEIGHT 2 ft SOIL Moist
SPREAD 3 ft FLOWER Summer, Purple
ZONE 3 FRUIT Edible Foliage, No Fruit
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Latin Name: Playtcodon grandiflorus 'Astra Semi-double Lavender'

Growth Rate:

Slow growth rate


Upright, branched, leafy stems


Attracts butterflies and bees


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 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