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Platycodon grandiflorus 'Fuji White'

Family: Campanulaceae (kam-pan-yew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Platycodon (plat-ee-KO-don) (Info)
Species: grandiflorus (gran-dih-FLOR-us) (Info)
Cultivar: Fuji White

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive aspenbooboo41 On Sep 29, 2007, aspenbooboo41 from Whitehall, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Grows well in zone 6 in partial sun. Blooms profusely on first round in late July. Individual flowers don't last all that long, but there are so many of them that the plant is in bloom a long time. If deadheaded will rebloom in about mid Sept. My 'Fuji White' has about 95% pure white flowers, but does always have a few 'mutant' flowers that are splashed or streaked with purple (which is really interesting as they are always different).

Plant does usually require minimal staking to prevent sprawling. So far haven't found it prone to any pests or diseases.

Seed collecting is super-easy! Upon final bloom leave spent flowers on the plant until mostly dried out. This will take a few weeks, and you can tell when they are ready because they will shrink up some and when you gently squeeze them they will feel firm and dry. Then simply cut the stalk and place in a paper bag. Allow to dry completely for a week or so, shake the bag, and the seeds will simply fall out of the seedhead.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Kingfield, Maine
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Wayzata, Minnesota
Nixa, Missouri
Blair, Nebraska
Whitehall, Pennsylvania

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