| Balloon Flower |
| Platycodon grandiflorus|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 4-9) |
| When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall
|| Ease of Germination: Easy |
Interesting profuse blue flowers resemble balloons just before opening. Important herb of the Orient: cough remedy is prepared from the roots; wholesome young foliage added to salads.