Thursday, July 31, 2008

Balloon Flower (Chinese Bellflower): Platycodon grandiflorus

2 comments:

Mark H said...

Are those in pots? I was told these are completely invasive...the color becomes orange in fall? Am I thinking of the wrong plant? Beautiful bloom..........and they LAST.....

Y | O | Y said...

I planted these around the tree in the front yard with annuals a couple of years ago. When I put them in, I thought the were annuals, too. This year they are up the best since I put them in but they don't seem to have spread. They're about 2' tall and kinda gangly but the pom pom marigolds and sweet potato vines fill in nicely.

If they get invasive, that isn't a problem a little Round-Up can't solve! :)