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 Post subject: unknown perennial
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:24 pm 
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Can anyone tell me what this is? I bought it in bloom earlier this season, it is now blooming again. Blooms are quite large for the size of the plant, and have 4 large petals. Buds are somewhat boxlike. I'm in zone 6. Image

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Can you post a pic of the bloom?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:19 pm 
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ooops, I thought I did! wrong photo (right plant though!)
Here's the bloom. Not opened all the way, but the best I could do today.
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sorry 'bout that!

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Someone posted to me"Aren't those Balloon Flower, Chinese Bellflower, Japanese Bellflower (Platycodon grandiflorus)? Whatever you choose to call it."....... (thanks Pete)

I thought that as well initially, but believe the balloon flowers have 5 petals,while my flowers only have 4...

suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: unknown perennial
PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:29 pm 
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Looks like a balloon flower (platycodon) to me. They are usually taller and blue, but also come in a dwarf pink. If you keep deadheading it will extend the blooming season quite a bit.

https://www.bluebirdnursery.com/pics/platsp.jpg

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