Double Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflorus double blue selection) 重瓣桔梗
This is fully double variety ‘Hakone Double Blue’. This perennial plant is rather healthy! 🙂
It is best to grow in full sun to partial shade location. Mature size is about 1′(H) X 1′-1.5′(W). Very winter hardy and easy to grow. USDA Zones:3-9. Blue double flowers in summer. Flowers attract bees. Plant has thick and long carrot-like roots so it is better to pick a nice spot to plant not transplanting again. Low growing. Usually propagate this plant by seeds.
以栽種在全日照到半日照處為佳. 成熟株高1呎左右,寬幅為1-1.5呎. 夏開藍色重瓣花朵,花是蜂蝶所喜愛的蜜源之一. 桔梗科桔梗屬的植物有粗長如蘿蔔般的根所以最好是早點挑好地點地植避免移來移去的換地點種. 生長速度緩慢. 通常以種子來繁殖.
beautiful. is this related to the chinese lantern flower?
No, they are all different. Chinese lantern(Physalis alkekengi) is nightshade (Solanaceae) family. And balloon flower (Platycodon grandiflorus) is bellflower (Campanulaceae) family.