Balloon flower

Platycodon grandiflorus

  • Balloon flower
  • Balloon flower
  • Balloon flower
  • Balloon flower
  • Balloon flower
  • Balloon flower
  • Flower name
    Balloon flower
  • Scientific name
    Platycodon grandiflorus
  • Alias桔梗, Balloon flower, Chinese bellflower, アポイキキョウ
  • Place of originJapan , Siberia and China
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths, High mountain
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September
  • Language of flowersAbiding love

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〈/a〉 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.


  • Eye
    Asterales
  • Family
    Campanulaceae
  • Genus
    Platycodon
  • Species
    P. grandiflorus
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Bell-shaped
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    Serrated
  • Life typeperennial herb
  • Flower colorsPurple Blue White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height50.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 5.0 cm

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