Balloon Flowers

The balloon flower, or Chinese bellflower (platycodon grandiflorus), is a late-blooming perennial admired for its color and shape. The flower is blue, and as the bud opens, it inflates into the shape of a balloon until it reveals bell-shaped flowers upon opening. It blooms in July and August.

Well, that’s the way the website describes them. And yet… here it is mid-June, and ours are already blooming.

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