Komachi Balloon Flower Seeds

(P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Item #02113-PK-P1


Big Blue Balloons Keep Their Puffy Bud Form!

Like umbrellas seen from above, these fascinating blooms are puffed up, evenly creased, and absolutely gorgeous!

The most exotic Balloon Flower yet, Komachi resembles a mass of blue umbrellas seen from above, something like Renoir's famous painting Les Parapluies. They look for all the world like huge, unopened buds, with neatly-drawn seams around each petal and a puffed-up, light-as-air form. The compact plants reach 18 inches tall in the garden, sporting a mixture of small green balloons and larger blue at the same time. An eye-catching and beautiful display!

As colorful as an annual, Platycodon is actually quite hardy and long-lived, increasing the length of its bloomtime for several years after becoming established in the garden. Excellent for garden or vase, they flourish in the sunny garden. Pkt is 25 seeds.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Platycodon
Species grandiflorus
Variety Komachi
Item Form (P) Pkt of 25 seeds
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Start to End Mid Summer - Early Fall
Habit Compact
Seeds Per Pack 25
Plant Height 18 in
Bloom Size 2 in
Additional Characteristics Flower
Bloom Color Blue
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0

Customer Reviews

June 28, 2014

Great plant

This shopper rated the product 4 out of 5 stars

Seeds were sown in February and like the Astra Pink that I purchased, they took about 4 weeks to germinated. However, the put size on more quickly than the Astra Pink did once I bumped them up from plug trays to 4.5" pots. Once planted in the ground, the plants adapted quickly. Some plants are blooming already and plants are more floppy than the Astra Pink plants that I have in my garden.

Daniel from SC
March 02, 2014

Superb for bouquets & border

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I started Komachi from seed 8-years ago and my plants are still going strong. It is a good 'blue' that is hard to achieve in the garden - especially from mid-summer to fall. It is long lasting in the vase. Its season of bloom takes it well past other perennials. Komachi is not invasive but will politely re-seed itself at a rate much like digitalis (foxglove). Tall enough to be a spectacular companion with oriental lilies - but rarely needs staking.

Cheryl Beamer (A gardener in northern VA and the Finger Lakes) from VA

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