Balloon Flower – Platycodon grandiflora Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Balloon Flower, Chinese Bellflower Botanical Name: Platycodon grandiflora, plat-i-KO-don gran-di-FLOR-a Decorative Life: 6-10 days. Flower Color: Blue, Pink, Purple, White Availability: Summer Tidbits: From the Greek ‘platys”, meaning broad and “kodon” for bell, alluding to the bell-shaped form of the flower. Recent Research Findings: Starman et al. (1995) rated this species (‘Fungi Blue’) as being an average income producer.