Definition of Balloon flower

1. Noun. Fragrant puffed-up white to reddish-pink flowers in long narrow clusters on erect stems; Arizona to New Mexico and Utah.

Exact synonyms: Penstemon Palmeri, Scented Penstemon
Generic synonyms: Wild Flower, Wildflower
Group relationships: Genus Penstemon, Penstemon



Definition of Balloon flower

1. Noun. A perennial herb, ''Platycodon grandiflorus'', from Asia, having ornamental blue star-shaped flowers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balloon Flower

ballons
balloon
balloon-tip catheter
balloon angioplasty
balloon animal
balloon bomb
balloon catheter
balloon cell
balloon cell nevus
balloon clock
balloon clocks
balloon club
balloon counter pulsation
balloon dilatation
balloon fish
balloon flower (current term)
balloon flowers
balloon goes up
balloon knot
balloon knots
balloon loop
balloon loops
balloon mail
balloon sail
balloon seat
balloon sickness
balloon vines
ballooned
ballooner

Literary usage of Balloon flower

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1. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application by Luther Burbank, John Whitson, Robert John, Henry Smith Williams, Luther Burbank Society (1915)
"... WAS TREBLED IN illustrating the possibilities of flower development, the case of the Chinese balloon-flower (Platycodon) will answer as well as another. ..."

2. Luther Burbank: His Methods and Discoveries and Their Practical Application by Luther Burbank, John Whitson, Robert John, Henry Smith Williams, Luther Burbank Society (1915)
"... WAS TREBLED IN illustrating the possibilities of flower development, the case of the Chinese balloon-flower (Platycodon) will answer as well as another. ..."

3. Old Time Gardens, Newly Set Forth by Alice Morse Earle (1902)
"Another name is the Balloon-flower, this on account of the characteristic buds shaped like an inflated balloon. It is a lovely blue in tint, ..."

4. Old-time Gardens, Newly Set Forth: A Book of the Sweet O' the Year by Alice Morse Earle (1901)
"... the Balloon-flower, this on account of the characteristic buds shaped like an inflated balloon. It is a lovely blue in tint, though this photograph was ..."

5. The Practical Flower Garden by Helena Rutherfurd Ely (1911)
"... (balloon flower; Japanese Bellflower). 2 to 3 feet. Plant in the spring. Needs good soil and covering in winter. Blooms from the middle of July, ..."

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