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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fairy Snow'

Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fairy Snow' - Dwarf Balloon Flower - Photo courtesy of Jelitto® Seed

Series: Astra

More About Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fairy Snow'

  • Balloon-like buds
  • Single, white, star-shaped flowers have dark blue lines centred in each petal
  • Dwarf, compact mound of ovate, dark green leaves
  • Plant is late to emerge in the spring
  • Bloom Time: Early July to August
  • Flower Size: 4 cm

Interesting Notes:

The common name "balloon flower" refers to the buds, which swell like balloons before opening. 

Zone:

3

Height:

20-25 cm

Spread:

35-40 cm

Colour:

White

Dwarf Balloon Flower Growing and Maintenance Tips

Grows best in an average to moist, well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Not easily transplanted once established. It is late to emerge in spring, so it is important to mark the crown areas to avoid damage during early cultivation. Remove spent flowers to prolong bloom time or prune back after flowering to maintain shape.  

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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fairy Snow' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow
Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Upright
Compact
Dwarf

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging