balloon flower

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balloon flower

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A perennial plant (Platycodon grandiflorus) native to East Asia, having large balloon-shaped buds and usually blue star-shaped flowers, and cultivated as an ornamental.
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Noun1.balloon flower - fragrant puffed-up white to reddish-pink flowers in long narrow clusters on erect stemsballoon flower - fragrant puffed-up white to reddish-pink flowers in long narrow clusters on erect stems; Arizona to New Mexico and Utah
wild flower, wildflower - wild or uncultivated flowering plant
genus Penstemon, Penstemon - large genus of subshrubs or herbs having showy blue or purple or red or yellow or white flowers; mostly western North America
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Steppe-meadow grasses are the predominant native species of the uncultivated sites, and most are the herbage community including Bupleurum seorzonerifolium, Sanguisorba officinalis, Potentilla chinensis, Salix rosmarinifolia, and Platycodon grandiflorus (Fu 1995).
FOR late summer and autumn colour, try the hardy herbaceous balloon flower, Platycodon grandiflorus.