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NikunjNikunj Posts: 46


Saw this plant, does any one know what it is 


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699

    It could be a Platycodon, the balloon flower. 

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,330

    Yes it is - I've got loads popping into flower

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  • imagePlease can anyone tell me what this is  There is a row of them in my little flower garden .They're tall and spindly. I have had to support them on canes. 

    Nikunj I have these balloon flowers ,they are a lovely blue ,yours look white though don`t they , They are a Chinese flower and very pretty

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge Posts: 3,501

    Hi herbgarden, your plants are allium sphaerocephalon...they are spindly and tall, when mine seed I move them into the middle of a bed again to prop themselves up on other plantsimage

    Wearside, England.
  • Thank you Victoria Sponge . I think I bought the seed and sowed it last year but for once hadn't kept the packetj. Thhis is a small border and they can be propped up on some   growing gladiolas but most are coming up near the front so I have had to stake them they are pretty amongst other flowers and have you noticed how cold the stems are?  

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge Posts: 3,501

    Mine are all still green but once they turn the bees will be all over them. They seed a lot but I don't find them weedy, they are one of my favourite alliums. 

    I hadn't noticed the coolness of the stem, I compared it to some of my other 'tubey' plants, I'll hazard a guess at water content? Not sure, enjoy them anywayimage

    Wearside, England.
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