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New This Week

May 6, 2024

May 7th: Plant Spotlight and Sale: Balloon Flower

Buy Mom some Balloons for Mother's Day!

Balloon Flower, Chinese Balloon Flower, or Chinese Bellflower:

Attractive and easy to grow. Often planted for their whimsical balloon-shaped flower buds, these long-lasting star-shaped blooms are a unique, soft blue color that works as a great accent. Because pollinators like bees see brighter colors so much more vividly, they are great pollinator plants. And they will also attract butterflies and hummingbirds, but deer typically leave these flowers alone. 

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Sentimental Blue'

  • Perennial (z4-9) full-part sun

  • 12'' tall and wide

  • Balloon-like buds open to bell-shaped flowers in summer

  • Blooms are a unique soft blue; attractive and easy to grow

  • Can spread vigorously by reseeding if not deadheaded

Get your mom balloons for Mother's Day at Painters!

Balloon Flowers 40% off – originally $6.00 per 4" pot, now $3.60 through Sunday, May 12th

Seeing one of these plants brimming in balloon-shaped buds and ready to burst into bloom, you’ll know where the name came from! 

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