Platycodon grandiflorus 'Hakone White'
More About Platycodon grandiflorus 'Hakone White'
- Bell-shaped flowers have five, pointed lobes
- White, double flowers form in small clusters
- Narrow, dark green leaves
- Plant is late to emerge in the spring
- Bloom Time: Early July to August
- Flower Height: 60 cm
- Foliage Height: 45 cm
- Flower Size: 6 cm across
The common name "balloon flower" refers to the buds, which swell like balloons before opening.
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.
Platycodon grandiflorus 'Hakone White' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
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