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White Balloon Flower

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fuji White'

Photo: White Balloon Flower

General description

Balloon Flowers are summer-blooming cousins to the more familiar Bellflowers. Plants form a mound of green foliage, bearing inflated buds that open into star-shaped white blossoms. This medium-height selection is great for the border, or in mixed containers. Especially good for cutting. Because they come up very late in the spring, consider planting tulips or daffodils beside the clump to mark the location.

Plant requirements

None.

Maintenance

Division is seldom necessary, and not always very successful because of the carrot-like root.

Properties

Height
20 cm
Color
Soil type
Clay, Loam, Sand
Sunlight
Full sun, Partial shade
PH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Moisture
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained
Hardiness
Hardy