Balloon flower

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    Balloon flower @ Makino botanical garden
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    Balloon flower @ Karuizawa
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    Balloon flower @ Makino botanical garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Balloon flower
Formal Name
Platycodon grandiflorus
Alias
Balloon flower, Chinese bellflower
Habitat
Japan , Siberia and China
Morph
perennial herb

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What is Balloon flower

Balloon flower (scientific name: Platycodon grandiflorus) is a native to Japan , Siberia and China and is a perennial herb of Campanulaceae. It is one of the seven herbs of autumn and brings star-shaped flowers that make feel a frugal Japanese style. Since the flower shape before flowering is like a balloon, in English it is called "balloon flower". There are many single-blooming species, and the garden cultivars include purple double-blossom Shinshiden and dwarf variety variety Samidare . In folk remedy, it is mainly used as an antipyretic, analgesic, expectorant, using the ingredient "saponin" contained in the root. In the Manyo period, it is called morning glory, there is a famous Tanka, Yamanouenookura wrote autumn seven herbs in Manyoshu. Flower language is "unchanging love". Even if the evacuation destination changes during the war time, I will continue to plant this flower in the garden and depend on my daughter 's desire to wait forever for my lover. There is also a theory that it is said that the name of flower was taken from the name of this daughter, and that the reading of Chinese medicine "Kichiko" changed to "Kikyo".

General name : Balloon flower , Scientific name: Platycodon grandiflorus (platicodone), aka : Chinese Bellflower, Origin: Japan,Siberia, China, plant height: 50-100 cm, flower color: Blue purple · white · peach, flower diameter: 3-5 cm, flower: single, double, Aperture, flowering time: from June to September.

Detailed information

Order
Asterales
Family
Campanulaceae
Genus
Platycodon
Species
P. grandiflorus
Flower language
Abiding love (Aug 02, Sep 01)
Flower type
Zygomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
Campanulate
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Plain/fleetAlpine
Color
Red, Pink, Blue, Brown, Violet
Season
JunJulAugSep
Height
50 ~ 100 [cm]
Diameter
3 ~ 5

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