Garden Detective: tough balloon flowers
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DEAR JESSICA: I planted this flower at least 15 years ago thinking it was an annual. We have landscaped, sprayed it with weed killer thinking it was a weed and covered it with rocks -- and it keeps coming up every spring. Can you identify it? I would love to plant more but have no idea what it is. -- Kathy Meade, Coram
DEAR KATHY: That adorable low-maintenance specimen is Platycodon grandiflorus,...