Monday, June 14, 2010

Balloon Flower Buds, Platycodon grandiflorus

This is my Balloon Flower,  in full bud.  The flower will be a bright blue.  I just love how the flower buds form before they open.  This will be the 3rd year in my garden for this plant.  This is the one that I thought had died over the summer last year.  I did not realize that they have a sort of tuber root and dug it up when getting the ground ready last year.  I actually cut in almost in half.  I moved it and just re-planted it and the thing grew and bloomed last year.  This year, I had a marker for where it was.  Not too long ago I noted I had another Balloon Flower plant not too far away from the mother plant.  It must have been a small piece of the one I cut in half, which did not bloom last year.

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