balloon flower


Definition of balloon flower

: a perennial Asian herb (Platycodon grandiflorus) cultivated for its star-shaped flowers which open from buds resembling balloons

Examples of balloon flower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along the driveway there are balloon flowers, lilies, a large arborvitae, roses, honeysuckle, and climbing silver lace vine. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Couple turn east side party house into historically appropriate home with lush gardens," 25 July 2019 The series will continue on Saturday, July 13, and include zinnias, cosmos, ornamental culinary herbs, lace flower, love-in-the-mist, balloon flower and baptista., "Community News For The Windsor Locks Edition," 2 July 2019

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First Known Use of balloon flower

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Balloon flower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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