Chinese Bellflowers

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Chinese Bellflowers or Balloon flowers are amazing. Although they come in small pots, the flowers are really big, comparatively.


The plant requires some attention, on deadheading, but its
charming blooms flourish quickly.



The double-petaled blue one turned single-petal towards the end. Also the plant does not like prolonged wet soil at all. This plant absolutely loves to be placed at a spot that have the morning sun with afternoon shade ;-)

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22 comments

  1. Steph they are amazing I never seen any as big as the ones in your photos..Preeeetty!

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  2. This flowers are really huge and pretty!

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  3. I have the purple ones and I like the flowers very much. Sometimes, I think they look like paper flowers.

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  4. I have not seen this flower. It is very pretty, specially the blue one. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. So beautiful!! Are they easy? Will try to get some on my next trip to Sungai Buloh.

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  6. Hi Stephanie,the bellflowers look so very nice. I love the pretty soft pink. I have always flirted with them when I noticed them in a nursery. I have never bought them because I thought they were a bit too finicky for me. That does not mean that I do not adore them! I wonder if you will get some seed from them?

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  7. Aaron, it's easy but the flowering period is shorter. Not like dianthus that will flower longer.

    Titania, the pink one, bloomed all at the same time and gave a pretty nice show ;-) Then, due to the long stretch of cloudy and rainy days I didn't check on/water my plants and this is when the plant 'drown'. I have saved the root though and looks like some stems/leaves are growing out. But nope I didn't get seeds. The blue one blooms one after another, I kept deadheading.

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  8. I have loved these flowers from afar for ages, but so far have never managed to find a spot for them in the garden. yours look healthy and happy.

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  9. Kind of sounds like a picky plant. But worth it for those beautiful blue delicate blossoms.

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  10. The pretty blue color reminds me of hydrangeas, but those bellflower blossoms sure are big. Looks like you found the ideal location to keep them happy. :)

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  11. Hi Steph, i don't think i've seen this yet! I am sure we have them here too, i wonder why i dont see them. How big is the diameter of the flower? They seem lovely esp the blue one!

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  12. Hi Steph. They are so pretty. I love Bellflowers. My blue ones are having another flush of blooms. I so love your pink ones. I cannot believe I have none in pink. Back to the never ending list again.LOL! Have a wonderful week!

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  13. Hi Steph, I never come across these bellflowers. They look very exotic - are they from the temperate regions?
    Are they hardy or the sensitive type?

    Regardless, they truly look so beautiful especially the Blue - look so much like a Hydrangeas.

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  14. They look like something out of this world!

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  15. Andrea, it's about one and a half inches.

    Lona, I hope that mine will rebloom soon. The pink one is new to me also.

    James, they are East Asia plants but so far ok... as long as the soil is not wet for a long time.

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  16. So are they annuals or perennials? Too beautiful to resist!

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  17. They really are amazing. So beautiful and perfect that they almost don't seem real.
    but I know they are :)
    Brad

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  18. Those were very pretty, love that shape, so perfect, both the colours but the blue.. wow! Which as always I had your clima :)

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  19. I've never grown them. They're really very pretty!! Love both the colours.

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  20. Bellflowers ~ beautiful blooms. I have yet to come across them. Concurr with Autumn Belle that they look like paper flowers. I love both the pink and blue ones.

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