Balloon Flower seed - organically produced
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Gorgeous and unique specimen plant for your garden. NEW FOR 2014
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Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandniflorus) is an herbaceous perennial flower, native to China, Korea, Japan and Eastern Siberia.
Herbaceous perennial, native to China and hardy to -35� F. The unopened flower is a striking blue-purple balloon. included for educational purposes only)
Makes a great specimen plant, also for borders
This plant is covered with purple balloons and flowers, from late spring throughout the growing season. Is a beautiful specimen plant, growing to about a foot high and a foot in width.
Medicinal uses: In the Orient the bitter ginseng-like root is used as an anti-inflammatory in the treatment of coughs and colds (This info has not been substantiated by the FDA and is provided for reference only, and not intended as medical advice)
Culinary Uses: In Korea, the root is used in salads and traditional Korean cuisine.
Very easy to grow from seed! Start your seed indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date for your area. Transplant to your garden in a location which receives full (6 continuous hours per day) sun, and with well drained soil. To make your plants really happy, amend the soil generously with composted organic material. Once established, requires very little care other than watering during dry spells and keeping weeds away.
One packet contains a minimum of 20 fresh viable seed, produced in NC Zone
NO pesticides, herbicides or unnatural chemical fertilizers have been used in the production of any product offered in my online store here at LocalHarvest.org
My seeds are harvested and cleaned by hand, and are fresh for the season specified. I never sell old seed. As a result of hand cleaning, there may be some small amount of \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"natural\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" material (chafe) included with your seeds, especially the tiny ones. Just plant it with your seeds!
All seeds & plants are produced using natural methods.
Tubers are dug as weather permits, and are generally shipped on Saturdays
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