Monday 24 February 2014


Platycodon grandiflorus (from Greek "πλατυκώδων", meaning a broad bell) is a species of herbaceous flowering perennial plant of the family Campanulaceae, and the only member of its genus. It is native to East Asia (China, Korea, Japan and East Siberia). This species is known as platycodon. Depending upon the region, it is also referred to as the Korean bellflower, Chinese bellflower, Japanese bellflower, common balloon flower, or balloon flower (referring to the balloon-shaped flower buds).

This post is part of the Blue Monday meme.


  1. Hi Nick,

    Thanks for sharing the blue-tiful bloom.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  2. They are gorgeous; have a nice Monday

    much love...

  3. Ohh lovely, which country did you take this beautiful snap in ?
    Wren x

  4. These are growing in our garden here in Melbourne, Australia, Wren.


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