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Blue/Purple, 5 pointed fused petal flower


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scott6

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Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:39 am   Post subject: Blue/Purple, 5 pointed fused petal flower



This plants grows along my garage.
The roots of the 10 plants are connected together and in a line. Each plant has multiply flowers and are boxed shaped until they open.
If more pictures are needed or info just let me know
Thanks




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toni


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Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:51 am   


I think it's a Balloon Flower

Platycodon grandiflorum (Balloon Flower)



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gardengater

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Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:51 am   


Bellflower, I think. Welcome, Scott, from coastal Carolina. Make yourself comfortable here and keep sending photos of pretty flowers - we love them.
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gardengater

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Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:54 am   


I stand corrected. Toni's right. Glad to have you with us.
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NINA

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Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:02 am   


Yeah It's a Balloon Flower. I planted some this year and got 4 flowers. Lovely flower. I hope I get more next year. A beautiful deep color it was

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scott6

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Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:15 am   


Thanks that was so quick.
That's my flower.
Cheers Mark

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Palustris


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Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:43 am   


Platycodon grandiflora. It also comes in pink and white and there is a dwarf blue one called P.c. Apoyama. For anyone growing it, mark the spot, it comes up later than you think and it does down soon after flowering.

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