Some photos of the different stages of the balloon flower. (Platycodon grandifloras) They are called balloon flowers due to the “balloon-like” appearance of its buds. They start out like a normal flower bud but as they mature, they look they have been inflated and are “all puffed up”. We’ve got a lot of these perennials in our yard, which is a good thing because I think they are beautiful.
Getting bigger and “inflating” a bit
Getting its purple color….Almost ready to “pop”